Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1752-1818) UK landscape gardener, of great significance as theorist and practitioner, his successful gardens expressing an early Romantic sense of the picturesque, in contrast to the domineering formalism of earlier styles. He is of sf interest for one short story, "From a Private Mad-House" (in Variety: A Collection of Essays: Written in the Year 1787, anth 1788), which was republished as "Voyage to the Moon" (in Odd Whims; And Miscellanies, coll 1804 2vols), in which the Moon, as so often in example of Proto SF, serves to convey some exemplary lessons about Earth. [JC]
born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: 21 April 1752
died Aylsham, Norfolk: 24 March 1818
- "From a Private Mad-House" in Variety: A Collection of Essays: Written in the Year 1787 (London: T Cadell, 1788) [anth: binding unknown/]
- "Voyage to the Moon" in Odd Whims; And Miscellanies (London: Printed for William Miller, 1804) [coll: published in two volumes: "Voyage to the Moon" is vt of the above title: binding unknown/]
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