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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolf Erich Raspe

Year of publication: 2006

THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN By Rudolph Erich Raspe 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 ...

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