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A Voyage To The Moon


By George Tucker
Fiction , Fantasy

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View Of The Constitution Of The United States


By George Tucker
Constitutional Law

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George Tucker

   

George Tucker (1775 - 1861), economist, etc., born in Bermuda, became Professor, of Moral Philosophy, etc., in the University of Virginia. He wrote a Life of Jefferson, Political History of the United States, Essays Moral and Philosophical, The Valley of the Shenandoah, a novel, A Voyage to the Moon (satire), and various works on economics. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1819 to 1825, representing Virginia.

In 1827 he wrote the novel A Voyage to the Moon using the pseudonym "Joseph Atterley." Though a satire, it is considered by some to be the first American work of science fiction.

According to the Dictionary of Literary Biography, he died on April 10, 1861 from injuries sustained when a large bale of cotton fell on his head, while it was being loaded on a ship in Mobile Bay.



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