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by Rudolf Erich Raspe

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ISBN:
1873982356
Author:
Rudolf Erich Raspe
Category:
Classics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dedalus Ltd (April 1, 1995)
Pages:
350 pages
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1192 kb
FB2 book:
1296 kb
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1106 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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By Rudolph Erich Raspe.

By Rudolph Erich Raspe.

By: Rudolf Erich Raspe (1737-1794) . The stories about Münchhausen were first collected and published by an anonymous author in 1781. An English version was published in London in 1785, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, as Baron Munchhausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia, also called The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. It is a curious fact that of that class of literature to which Munchausen belongs, that namely of Voyages Imaginaires, the three great types should have all been created in England.

The adventures of Baron Munchausen are tall-tales at its zenith and is a very light read which, can be enjoyed by all those who like to have a good laugh

The adventures of Baron Munchausen are tall-tales at its zenith and is a very light read which, can be enjoyed by all those who like to have a good laugh. Shelves: own, own-read. After few slower books, it was nice to read something quick and just lose myself in the story. This book was perfect for that.

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Classic Reprint). I was first introduced to Baron Munchausen through the 1988 movie, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, directed by Terry Gilliam

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Classic Reprint). I was first introduced to Baron Munchausen through the 1988 movie, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, directed by Terry Gilliam. I liked the movie and, in fact, enjoyed it more than the book.

Rudolph Erich Raspe (1736–1794) was a librarian, scientist, and sometime gemstone thief. After a botched confidence scheme, Raspe fled Germany for England, where he wrote and anonymously published The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolph Erich Raspe (1736–1794) was a librarian, scientist, and sometime gemstone thief. After a botched confidence scheme, Raspe fled Germany for England, where he wrote and anonymously published The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Written in English, the work remained obscure until translated into German by Gottfried August Bürger, to whom it was attributed. After Raspe’s death, the true author was revealed.

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RUDOLF ERICH RASPE (1736–1794) was born in Hanover, Germany of humble parentage

RUDOLF ERICH RASPE (1736–1794) was born in Hanover, Germany of humble parentage. He studied natural sciences at the universities in Leipzig and Göttingen before becoming a university librarian and professor. It is presumed he had met the real-life Baron Munchausen (who lived in Göttingen), but the book would later be seen as less a (terribly) exaggerated portrait than a defiant spoof of the prevalent rationalism of the Enlightenment. Soon after its completion, however, Raspe was forced to flee to Scotland when it was discovered that he had fleeced another employer.

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You can read The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Raspe Rudolf Erich in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Baron is a very funny character with a number of odd traits, at the same time very simple and noble. s book is a great chance to recall your wonderful memories and experience the desire to laugh constantly when reading about such fantastic adventures. Children would also find the book entertaining and nice, written with imagination and creativity. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Surprising Adventures of Baron . Born in Hanover in 1737, Raspe studied at the Universities of Göttingen and Leipsic.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolph Erich Raspe. An early and persistent version of the genesis of the travels was that they took their origin from the rivalry in fabulous tales of three accomplished students at Göttingen University, Bürger, Kästner, and Lichtenberg; another ran that Gottfried August Bürger, the German poet and author of "Lenore," had at a later stage of his career met Baron Munchausen in Pyrmont and taken down.

Book Description Dedalus, 1993. Brand New. Illustrated with 37 curious engravings from the Baron's own designs, and 5 woodcuts by George Cruikshank. Introduction by David Blow.

Published by Dedalus (1993). ISBN 10: 1873982356 ISBN 13: 9781873982358. Book Description Dedalus, 1993. Ill. bn: 42, Ill. colori: -, Peso: 370 gr. Seller Inventory 2549-AA26.

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  • Akir
The first part of this book, which is attributed to Raspe, is modestly charming. It's narrative tone is original. And it is composed of equal parts boisterousness, bravado, and Germanisms. Of course, it is more incident than plot, but it still has a unique and enjoyable flavor. I would loosely compare it to AC Doyle's "The Adventures of Gerard", although the style here is simpler, more old-fashioned, and it is more of a tall tale.

Raspe has an endearing quality like O. Henry. Perhaps, it is because they were both lovable scoundrels. O. Henry committed bank fraud and took his pen name from one of his guards, while taking the story idea from his cellmate. Raspe was in charge of a museum. He sold the pieces with less artistic merit and escaped to England.

The rest of the book is basically trash written by others capitalizing on the success of Raspe's story in a time when there was no copyright. The narrative tone looses all sense of quality. The plot is so senseless that it randomly involves Gog and Magog. Another scene with giant birds is basically stolen from Sinbad -- it was better in Sinbad. The only slightly funny part is Muchausen's introduction of fudge into an African kingdom.

Borrow the book from your library and read the first part. If you want something more to read, return it and get another book.
  • Keel
This book tells the outrageous adventures of Baron Munchausen from fighting an alligator and a lion singlehandedly to building a gigantic bridge from Africa to England. The book comes in two parts, the first part being generally random shorts, while the second is a more focused account of the Baron's trip to Africa. I like the first part infinitely better than the second, which just got boring to me after a while. Both parts are definitely worth reading, and the book is definitely worth buying.