If you think that it was amazing for Verne to write about submarines in 1870, then prepare to have your mind blown because not only was he not the first to incorporate something like this in his books, but a woman did it back in 1666 already! The woman in question was Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the book was "The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World." It was a science fiction style book that explored all kinds of issues that wasn't commonly addressed at the time, especially from the perspective of a woman. The author even included herself in the story, which I believe is another novel concept for the time. Most importantly, is the inclusion of a submarine that is used by the protagonist to travel with underwater, something that is sure to surprise a lot of readers; provided that they can find this book.
What Books Do You Think Were Ahead Of Their Time And Why?
Posted on 3rd of August, 2018