Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of French-born author Charles Rumball (1825-1894), in UK in early life, in Canada from 1844, where he had a small reputation, in London, Ontario and elsewhere, for his burlesque writings. The Marvellous and Incredible Adventures of Charles Thunderbolt, in the Moon (1851), composed as a juvenile, is intriguingly detailed in its description of a steam-driven Spaceship which carries the eponymous Thunderbolt to the Moon and Jupiter. [JC/MA]
born Boulogne, France: 11 November 1825
died Muskoka, Ontario: 26 December 1894
- The Marvellous and Incredible Adventures of Charles Thunderbolt, in the Moon (London: T Gunn, 1851) [hb/]
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