de Roumier-Robert, Marie-Anne

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(1705-1771) French author whose Proto SF novel, Voyage de Milord Séton dans les Sept Planètes, ou Le nouveau mentor (1765-1766 4vols; trans Brian Stableford as The Voyages of Lord Seaton to the Seven Planets 2015) as "translated" by Madame de R R, in a mode established by Cyrano de Bergerac's Selenarchia (1657) and Chevalier de Béthune's The World of Mercury (1750). The tale comprises a Fantastic Voyage through the solar system, stopping at the Moon, the Sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn (see Outer Planets). On the Sun, women are equal to men, and proto-Feminist arguments are made justifying this state of affairs. [JC]

Marie-Anne de Roumier-Robert

born 1705

died 1771

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