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Fieux de Mouhy, Charles de

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(1701-1784) French journalist, playwright and author, whose name has also been given as Charles de Fieux, Chevalier de Mouhy, and whose surname has been variously registered as de Fieux de Mouhy, de Mouhy, Fieux, le Chevalier de Mouhy, or Mouhy. He is of Proto SF interest for Lamekis [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1737 4vols; trans Michael Shreve 2011), a complex tale involving Fantastic Voyages, with stays in Underground regions, one of them definable as a Hollow Earth whose inhabitants take the shape of worms. The protagonist, an Egyptian named Lamekis, occasionally accosts the author meta-textually, accusing him of inaccuracies and incompetence. [JC]

Charles de Fieux de Mouhy

born Metz, France: 9 May 1701

died Paris: 29 February 1784

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