From the Earth to the Moon

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From the Earth to the Moon  (1873) 
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and Eleanor E. King
From the Earth to the Moon is a humorous science fantasy story written in 1865 by Jules Verne and is one of the earliest entries in that genre. It tells the story of three well-to-do members of a post-American Civil War gun club who build an enormous sky-facing columbiad and ride a spaceship fired from it to the moon. The actual trip into space is covered in Around the Moon, the 1870 novel that Verne wrote following 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. — Excerpted from From the Earth to the Moon on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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