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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By Raspe, Rudolf Erich

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Title: The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen  
Author: Raspe, Rudolf Erich
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Introduction: 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. Utopia, Robinson Crusoe, and Gulliver, illustrating respectively the philosophical, the edifying, and the satirical type of fictitious travel, were all written in England, and at the end of the eighteenth century a fourth type, the fantastically mendacious, was evolved in this country. Of this type Munchausen was the modern original, and remains the classical example. The adaptability of such a species of composition to local and topical uses might well be considered prejudicial to its chances of obtaining a permanent place in literature. Yet Munchausen has undoubtedly achieved such a place. The Baron?s notoriety is universal, his character proverbial, and his name as familiar as that of Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, or Robinson Crusoe, mariner, of York. Condemned by the learned, like some other masterpieces, as worthless, Munchausen?s travels have obtained such a world?wide fame, that the story of their origin possesses a general and historic interest apart from whatever of obscurity or of curiosity it may have to recommend it.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1 -- Rudolph Erich Raspe, 1 -- Introduction, 1 -- THE FIRST VOLUME, 10 -- Preface TO THE FIRST VOLUME, 10 -- Chapter I, 11 -- Chapter II, 12 -- Chapter III, 14 -- Chapter IV, 15 -- Chapter V, 16 -- Chapter VI, 18 -- Chapter VII, 19 -- Chapter VIII, 20 -- Chapter IX, 20 -- Chapter X, 22 -- Chapter XI, 24 -- Chapter XII, 25 -- Chapter XIII, 25 -- Chapter XIV, 27 -- Chapter XV, 29 -- Chapter XVI, 30 -- Chapter XVII, 30 -- Chapter XVIII, 31 -- Chapter XIX, 33 -- Chapter XX, 33 -- THE SECOND VOLUME, 41 -- Preface TO THE SECOND VOLUME, 41 -- Chapter XXI, 42 -- Chapter XXII, 44 -- Chapter XXIII, 45 -- Chapter XXIV, 46 -- Chapter XXV, 49 -- Chapter XXVI, 51

 

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