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Viewing Entry - Giphantia (E14315)
by Tiphaigne de La Roche, Charles-François

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TitleGiphantia : or a view of what has passed, what is now passing, and, during the present century, what will pass, in the world
Author / Responsible partyTiphaigne de La Roche, Charles-François
GenreScience fiction.
TopicsScience fiction. Utopias -- Fiction French fiction -- 18th century Voyages, Imaginary -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


After having gone over the whole world and visited all the inhabitants, I find it does not answer the pains I have taken. I have just been reviewing my memoirs concerning the several nations, their prejudices, their customs and manners, their politicks, their laws, their religion, their history; and I have thrown them all into the fire. It grieves me to record such a monstrous mixture of humanity and barbarousness, of grandeur and meanness, of reason and folly. The small part, I have preserv’d, is what I am now publishing. If it has no other merit, certainly it has novelty to recommend it. (Introduction to Giphantia)

Additional Information

System control numberE14315
Original Print PublisherLondon : Robert Horsfield, 1761
Narrator NameKirk Ziegler.
Participant or performer noteKirk Ziegler.
Narrators GenderMale narrator