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Please note that this book was actually published in 1901 so not pre 1900 as per section head but for the sake of having all of the author's work in the same place, I'm posting here. This story is amazing! The narrator is a man known only as Bedford, a failed businessman, who meets, by chance, a scientist called Cavor. Eventually they get to the moon - the descriptions of this are utterly believable, in spite of the fact that as you are reading you know that it's just not possible - and Bedford narrates what they find there. I was a little disappointed in this as it seemed to have
Finished this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the fourth in a series of five that I bought in a slip case and is as entertaining as the other three that I've read - The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of The Worlds. Edward Prendick is shipwrecked, along with some others who perish, and then rescued by a strange man called Montgomery carrying some very strange cargo. Prendick however, is thrown off the ship that rescues him and, not welcome on the island at which it lands, is cast adrift. Just before he drifts out to sea and certain death Montgomery rescues him aga