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Locke, Richard Adams 1800-1871

Overview
Works: 57 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 1,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  Biographical fiction  Voyages, Imaginary  Humor  Anecdotes  History  Observations  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient
Classifications: PS2248.L835, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Richard Adams Locke
The moon hoax ; or, A discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beings by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

16 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects a series of six articles published in the New York Sun newspaper beginning on August 25, 1835. The articles report on the supposed discovery of life--and an extraterrestrial civilization--on the Moon. The discoveries were falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, perhaps the best-known astronomer of his time. The articles have been attributed to Richard Adams Locke, who never publicly admitted to being the author. Locke likely intended to create a sensational story which would increase sales of the New York Sun, while also ridiculing some of the more extravagant astronomical theories recently published. Even after the hoax was discovered, the New York Sun did not issue a retraction
A complete account of the late discoveries in the moon by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

8 editions published between 1835 and 1970 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great astronomical discoveries lately made by Sir John Herschel, L.L.D.F.R.S. &c. at the Cape of Good Hope by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

5 editions published between 1835 and 1841 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the great astronomical discoveries lately made by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope by Richard Adams Locke( )

3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delle scoperte fatte nella luna dal signor Herschel by Richard Adams Locke( )

4 editions published in 1836 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publication complète des nouvelles découvertes de Sir John Herschel, dans le ciel austral et dans la lune by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

3 editions published in 1836 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neueste Berichte vom Cap der guten Hoffnung über Sir John Herschel's höchst merkwürdige astronomische Entdeckungen den Mond und seine Bewohner betreffend by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

5 editions published between 1836 and 2017 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Découvertes dans la lune : faites au Cap de Bonne-Esperance par Herschel fils, astronome Anglais by John F. W Herschel( Book )

5 editions published between 1835 and 1836 in French and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delle scoperte fatte nella luna dal Dottore Herschel by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

2 editions published in 1836 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great moon hoax of Richard Adams Locke. Arranged as a reading book for students in phonetic shorthand by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon walk 1835 : was Neil Armstrong really the first man on the moon? by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture on magnetism and astronomy by Richard Adams Locke( Book )

1 edition published in 1842 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The moon hoax ; or, A discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beings
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Alternative Names
Adams Locke, Richard 1800-1871

Locke, R. 1800-1871

Locke, Richard A. 1800-1871

Locke, Richard Adams

Richard Adams Locke Brits journalist (-)

Richard Adams Locke Brits journalist (1800-1871)

Richard Adams Locke giornalista e scrittore britannico

Richard Adams Locke US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ричард Адамс Локк американский журналист

ريتشارد أدامز لوك

Languages
English (64)

German (11)

French (7)

Italian (6)