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Imagine a honeymoon in a place no one else has ever been to - a honeymoon in the universe...
Lenox Redgrave is a charming English Lord who had designed an amazing ride, never seen before - a space ship that can travel beyond the atmosphere of the Earth. But, he needs one more thing to be happy. He wants to marry a girl he met before. The girl, Zaidie Rettrick, is about to get married to someone else, due to an arranged marriage. So, he finds her and kidnaps her in order to save her from the marriage. Then, he marries her.
For their honeymoon, he takes her on a voyage through the solar system. On this journey they meet a lot of alien cultures and many different creatures.
George Griffith (1857-1906)
George Griffith is the working name of British explorer, journalist and writer George Chetwynd Griffith-Jones. The Angel of the Revolution remains his best and most famous work, and was among the first of the so-called "marvel tales", which were epitomised by Jules Verne. Although overshadowed by the work of H. G. Wells in the US, Griffith's epic fantasies of romantic utopians in a future world of war, dominated by airship battle fleets and grandiose engineering provided a template for steampunk novels a century before the term was coined. During his time as an explorer, Griffith shattered the existing record for travelling around the world, completing his journey in just 65 days. He also helped to discover the source of the Amazon river.
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