9780465019007

The Sun and the Moon

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465019007

  • ISBN10:

    0465019005

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

This work tells the delightful, entertaining, and surprisingly true story of how, in the summer of 1835, a series of articles in the "Sun" newspaper convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited. "The Sun and the Moon" offers the remarkable true story of the hoax that bewildered 19th-century America.

Author Biography

Matthew Goodman's nonfiction writing has appeared in The Forward, The American Scholar, Harvard Review, Brill's Content, and The Utne Reader. He is the author of Jewish Food. The World at Table. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Man on the Moonp. 1
The Sun
Benjamin Day's Whistling Boyp. 17
The News of the Cityp. 33
Bearer of the Falcon Crestp. 49
The Atrocious Impositions of Matthiasp. 65
"The Evil Spirit of the Times"p. 83
The Prince of Ivy Islandp. 97
Strange Attractionsp. 115
The Moon
Celestial Discoveriesp. 131
A Passage to the Moonp. 147
"If This Account Is True, It Is Most Enormously Wonderful"p. 165
The Picturesque Beauty of the Moonp. 185
"The Astronomical Hoax Explained"p. 199
Moonshinep. 217
Monck Mason's Flying Machinep. 233
"Joice Heth Is Not Dead"p. 251
The Best Self-Hoaxed Man in New Yorkp. 265
Epilogue That Tyranny Shall Be No Longerp. 283
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Notesp. 301
Selected Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 335
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