For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched This Guy

Shawn Wilbur continues to post amazing stuff, including a couple of 1869 pieces from feminist Jenny d’Hericourt: “Morality and the Sexes” and “Woman’s Rights in France.”

Also posted: Shawn’s translation of a 1721 work with the irresistible title An Account of a Voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic Pole by Way of the Center of the Earth. (Bear in mind that this was before Holberg’s Niels Klim’s Journey Underground, Casanova’s Icosaméron, and Symmes’ Symzonia; before Poe’s “MS. Found in a Bottle,” “Descent into the Maelstrom,” and Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; before Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and Burroughs’ Pellucidar series.)

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One Response to Polarities

  1. Anon73 July 30, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Would those books be useful to be read in that order to understand the adventure/exploration genre? One thing that’s always hard to find is a coherent reading list & guide when entering a new area.

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