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Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia

Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia is a 1785 novel about a fictional German nobleman written by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe.[1][2][3]

Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia
AuthorRudolf Erich Raspe
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, fantasy
Publication date
1785

The lead character Baron Munchausen is loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen (1720–1797, German pronunciation: [ˈmʏnç(h)aʊzən]), the fictionalized character was created by Rudolf Erich Raspe.[4]

The novel was the basis of the 1988 film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.[5]

PlotEdit

An eighteenth-century German nobleman, Baron Munchausen, experiences a series of amazing adventures. They bring him to the Turkish royal court, where he meets the Sultan, and even to the Moon.

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CitationsEdit

  • Seccombe, Thomas (1895), "Introduction", The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, London: Lawrence and Bullen, pp. v–xxxvi