Mr. Munchausen

Mr. Munchausen is a novel by John Kendrick Bangs, written in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. It is the fourth book of Bangs' Associated Shades series.

Mr. Munchausen
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Front cover of first edition
AuthorJohn Kendrick Bangs
IllustratorPeter Newell
CountryUnited States
SeriesAssociated Shades
GenreFantasy short stories
PublisherNoyes, Platt & Co.
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
LC ClassPZ3.B224 Mrm PS1064.B3[1]
Preceded byThe Enchanted Type-Writer 


The book's full title is:

Mr. Munchausen: Being a True Account of Some of the Recent Adventures Beyond the Styx of the Late Hieronymus Carl Friedrich, Sometime Baron Munchausen of Bodenwerder, as originally reported for the Sunday Edition of the Gehenna Gazette by its special interviewer the late Mr. Ananias formerly of Jerusalem, and now first transcribed from the columns of that journal by J. K. Bangs

This is a satire of the long book and chapter titles often prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a reference to the adventures of the original Baron Munchausen. In various library, collectibles, and sales catalogs the long title of the book is usually truncated in various ways.

Publication historyEdit

Originally printed by Noyes, Platt & Co., Boston, US, in 1901, it was reprinted by Books for Libraries Press (1969), ISBN 0-8369-3013-4.


  1. ^ "Mr. Munchausen; being a true account of some of the recent adventures ...". LC Online Catalog. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
      Links include electronic copy at HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 40.

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