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Russell, John [2]

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1792-1878) UK politician and author, Prime-Minister of Great Britain 1846-1852, and 1865-1866, grandfather of Bertrand Russell; from his early writing career, the title novella assembled in Adventures in the Moon and Other Worlds (coll 1836) features a trip by mechanical Spaceship to the Moon, where a mélange of figures from various narrative traditions can be found, including ghosts of Earthmen, walking Icons who represent abstract Virtues and Vices, and evidences of an advanced Technology. Russell's authorship of this volume has not been fully demonstrated, but is generally assumed. [JC]

John Russell, first Earl Russell

born London: 18 August 1792

died Pembroke Lodge, Buckinghamshire: 28 May 1878

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