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Wouters de Vassé, Cornélie

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1737-1802) Belgian translator and author whose Le Nouveau Continent ["The New Continent"] (1783) allegorizes the American revolution without fantastic content. Le Char volant, ou Voyage dans la lune ["The Flying Car, or a Voyage to the Moon"] (1783), on the other hand, is a genuine example of Proto SF, featuring a Fantastic Voyage by two men to the Moon,where they discover a Utopia ruled by women who find them both physically repellent (they stink) and immoral (see Feminism; Women in SF). [JC]

Cornélie-Pétronille-Bénédicte Wouters de Vassé

born Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium: 14 October 1737

died Paris: 3 April 1802

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