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Godwin, Francis 1562-1633

Works: 251 works in 725 publications in 7 languages and 6,044 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography  Fiction  Chronologies  Voyages, Imaginary  Sources  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
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Most widely held works by Francis Godwin
The man in the moone; or, A discovrse of a voyage thither by Francis Godwin( )

31 editions published between 1638 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rervm Anglicarvm Henrico VIII. Edwardo VI. Et Maria Regnantibus, Annales by Francis Godwin( Book )

53 editions published between 1616 and 1653 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a final colophon leaf
Annales of England : containing the reigns of Henry the Eighth, Edward the Sixth, Queen Mary by Francis Godwin( )

13 editions published between 1675 and 1962 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annales of England : containing the reignes of Henry the Eighth, Edward the Sixt, Queene Mary by Francis Godwin( )

16 editions published between 1622 and 1630 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the moone by Francis Godwin( Book )

41 editions published between 1648 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably the first work of science fiction in English, Francis Godwin's The Man in the Moone was published in 1638, pseudonymously and posthumously. The novel, which tells the story of Domingo Gonsales, a Spaniard who flies to the moon by geese power and encounters an advanced lunar civilization, had an enormous impact on the European imagination for centuries after its initial publication. With its discussion of advanced ideas about astronomy and cosmology, the novel is an important example of both popular fiction and scientific speculation." "This Broadview Edition includes a critical introduction that places the text in its scientific and historical contexts. The rich selection of appendices includes related writings by Godwin and his predecessors and contemporaries on magnetism, human flight, voyages to real and unreal lands, and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life."--Jacket
Nuncius inanimatus by Francis Godwin( )

10 editions published between 1629 and 1937 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the parson, vicar or curate, of [blank] and to everie of them by Francis Godwin( )

7 editions published in 1603 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rerum Anglicarum Henrico VIII· Edvvardo VI. et Maria regnantibus, annales by Francis Godwin( )

8 editions published in 1628 in Latin and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange voyage and adventures of Domingo Gonsales, to the world in the moon ... With a description of the Pike of Teneriff, as travelled up by some English merchants by Francis Godwin( )

14 editions published between 1768 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1609, this work is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Domingo Gonsales is a citizen of Spain who flees to the East Indies after killing a man in a duel. On an uncharted island, he discoversa species of giant swan. By attaching several of them to an Engine, he is able to eventually travel to the moon, a journey that takes 11 days. He soon findsthe inhabitants of the moon, who livea happy and carefree life in a kind of pastoral paradise
The man in the moone or A discourse of a voyage thither. Domingo Gonsales. The speedy messenger by Francis Godwin( )

7 editions published in 1638 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The man in the moone
Alternative Names
F. H

F.H 1562-1633

F. H. [a]

Francis 1562-1633 of Hereford

Francis Godwin Brits priester (-)

Francis Godwin Brits priester (1562-1633)

Francis Godwin engelsk biskop, historiker och författare

Francis Godwin englischer Bischof und Schriftsteller

Francis Godwin Évêque anglais, historien et écrivain

Francis Godwin ysgolhaig, hanesydd, a hynafiaethydd

Francis of Hereford 1562-1633

Godwin, Francis

Godwin, Francis 1562-1633 Bishop of Hereford

Godwin, Francis 1562-1633 Bp. of Hereford

Godwin, Francis, Bisbe de Hereford, 1562-1633

Godwin, Francis, Bishop of Hereford, 1562-1633

Godwin, Francis, Bp. of Hereford, 1562-1633

Godwin, Franciscus

Godwinus, Franciscus.

Godwinus Franciscus 1562-1633

Godwyn, Francis.

Godwyn, Francis 1562-1633

Gonsales, Domingo.

Gonsales Domingo 1562-1633

Gonzales, Domingo

Gonzales Domingo 1562-1633

Gonzales, Dominique.

Gonzales Dominique 1562-1633

Годвин, Фрэнсис

Френсіс Годвін Англійський єпископ, історик ти письменник

戈德溫 (歷史學家)

English (194)

Latin (122)

German (10)

French (9)

Spanish (6)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)