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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

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The only available hardcover edition of the fantastical story of the semi-mythical folk hero Baron Munchausen, who has delighted generations of readers all over the world. With a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding, a silk ribbon marker, and gorgeous illustrations by Gustave Dore.

Baron Munchausen was a real German adventurer known for his fondness for tall tales and exaggeration. But the exploits that Rudolf Erich Raspe attributed to him in his book, which he first published in London in 1785, quite clearly drew on folklore and on Raspe's own whimsical inventiveness. The Baron's escapades include a balloon expedition to visit the King of the Moon, an encounter with the goddess Venus, a battle with the Turkish army, and an enormous sea creature who swallows him up in the South Seas.

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The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Fiction / Action

About the Author

RUDOLF ERICH RASPE (1736-1794) was a German librarian, writer, and scientist, and, according to his biographer John Carswell, "a rogue." He is best known for The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, intended originally as a political satire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307961471
Author:
Raspe, Rudolf Erich
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Dore, Gustave
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Childrens classics
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS BY GUSTAVE DORE
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.36 x 0.68 in 0.88 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Fiction / Action
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