The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolf Erich Raspe

Literature & Fiction / Science / Nonfiction

How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe A certain eighteenth-century German noble ventured abroad for military service and returned with a series of amusingly outrageous stories. Baron Munchausen\'s astounding feats included riding cannonballs, traveling to the Moon, and pulling himself out of a bog by his own hair. Listeners delighted in hearing about these unlikely adventures, and in 1785, the stories were collected and published as Baron Munchausen\'s Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. By the nineteenth century, the tales had undergone expansions and transformations by several notable authors and had been translated into many languages. A figure as colorful as the Baron naturally appeals to the artistic imagination, and he has been depicted in numerous works of art. His definitive visual image, however, belongs to Gustave Doré. Famed for his engravings of scenes from the Bible, the Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, and other literary classics, Doré created theatrical illustrations of the Baron\'s escapades that perfectly re-create the stories\' picaresque humor.
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The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolf Erich Raspe

Literature & Fiction / Science / Nonfiction

The restored, unbowdlerized text of Raspe's slapstick travel epic featuring the classic illustrations from Strang & Clark (1895) No one has journeyed to as many foreign lands as Baron von Munchausen. Nor, when it comes time to fire a cannon, will you find anyone more accurate. The comfort of courtly life is as natural to him as the harshest polar desert. On the subject of politics and science he has no equal. And all discussion of the moon must start and stop with the only man who has ever been there. His feats of prowess are famed the world over. Who else could leap a hedgerow with a carriage and horse on their back? No one. And then of course there are the bears. . . My god the poor bears! Written at a time when science was replacing religion, and explorers were mapping the globe, and in our own time made into an acclaimed movie by Terry Gilliam, The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen unleashed the quintessential...
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