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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins

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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins

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Author: Robert Paltock
Publisher: Dodo Press, 2009
Hyperion Press, 1974
J. M. Dent, 1928
Original English publication, 1751
Series: Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction: Book 7
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mundane SF
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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man; Relating Particularly his Shipwreck near the South Pole; his wonderful Passage thro' a subterraneous Cavern into a kind of new World; his there meeting with a Gawry or flying woman, whose Life he preserv'd, and afterwards married her; his extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women that fly. Likewise a Description of this strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's remarkable Transactions among them.

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins is somewhat on the same plan as Robinson Crusoe, the special feature being the gawry, or flying woman, whom the hero discovered on his island, and married.


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