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Ville d'Avray, Arthur Armand

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1844-1907) French soldier, naturalist and author whose Voyage dans la Lune avant 1900 ["Voyage to the Moon around 1900"] (graph 1892) is a visual narrative, illustrated and captioned by Ville d'Avary, and apparently intended for children. Its protagonists fly to the Moon in a Balloon, where they confront Monsters; they are then transported to Saturn (see Outer Planets), from which they awaken, finding it was all a dream. This dream convention, as applied to nineteenth-century stories for children, is properly paid scant heed by contemporary readers. [JC]

Arthur-Armand Thierry de Ville d'Avray, Baron-Vicomte

born St Nazaire, France: 15 August 1844

died Honfleur, France: 12 April 1907


  • Voyage dans la Lune avant 1900 ["Voyage to the Moon around 1900"] (Paris: Libraire Furne, Jouvet and Company, 1892) [graph: date of publication not certain but highly probable: illus/hb/Arthur Armand Ville d'Avray]


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