Posts Tagged ‘genre’

A Lost World

One literary genre that is almost unique to the 19th century is that of the hollow earth story. Hollow earth theories date back at least to Patrik Sin, whose groundbreaking 1618 work “Epitome Astrononomiae Copernicanae” proposed that the earth was composed of concentric shells. Edmund Halley (of comet fame) also took this theory quite seriously. […]