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Freiherr von Münchhausen

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Münchhausens allseits bekannter Ritt auf der Kanonenkugel, sein Entenfang durch eine Leine mit Speckstücken oder seine spektakuläre Befreiung aus dem Sumpf durch das Herausziehen an seinen eigenen Haaren. Wenn Baron Münchhausen seinen Freunden seine abenteuerlichen Geschichten zum Besten gibt, biegen sich die Balken. Zu Recht wird er schließlich auch der Lügenbaron genannt ...more
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Pramod Nair
Jul 13, 2015 Pramod Nair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, humor
When we had reached within two days’ journey of the ship, we observed three men hanging to a tall tree by their heel; upon inquiring the case of their punishment, I found they had all been travelers & upon their return home had deceived their friends by describing places they never saw, and reciting things that never happened: this gave me no concern, as I have ever confirmed myself to facts” - Baron Munchausen

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ is an enjoyable & satirical a
Jun 30, 2015 Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, own-read
After few slower books, it was nice to read something quick and just lose myself in the story. This book was perfect for that. I really enjoyed reading it. I think the reason why I enjoyed reading it this much, was because of the humor. The humor in this book was right up my alley.

Great short book, that I'm sure I'll re-read again more than once.
Noran Miss Pumkin
Mar 18, 2012 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, 2012-books
I was shopping along North Michigan Avenue, when I saw a man , in a stylish hat, about to get struck to death by one of the city's infamous taxi cabs. I dashed, and pulled him out the way, falling myself on the curb. I looked up, and realized I was gazing into the eyes of Johnny Depp--a true actor. He assisted me up, and inquired of my health. Jon, as he insisted on me calling him-insisted I return to his suite at the Trump Chicago-to freshen up. Jon asked if he could repay me, and I insisted th ...more
Sidharth Vardhan

It is, you see, difficult to stay connected with old friends that is why I once created this website where you could find and meet your old friends. I was in a good mood that day and since it hardly took me an hour to create it, so I gave it to this young boy – try as I may, I can’t recall his name Mark something, he was pissed off after his GF broke with him. I can’t recall his last name zuck … berger … bug…

Anyway I wouldn’t have mentioned it if this same website was not used by some of my enem
mohsen pourramezani
داستانهای بارن مونهاوزن در سال 1781-1783 با امضای "M-H-Z-N" در صفحات مجلهی آلمانی Vademecum fur Lustige Leute (راهنامه برای آدمهای زندهدل) آغاز شد. نامو مولف داستانها مشخص نیست اما جلهی مذکور در مقدومهای بر این داستانها نوشته بود: «از دو حال خارج نیست، یا داستانها را به بارن مونهاوزن نسبت میدهند یا توسط خود او روایت شده است.»

«راسپه» در سال 1785 (دو سال بعد) این داستانها را به شکل اثری با ساختار به هم پیوسته و از زبان روایتگری معین (بارن مونهاوزن) به زبان انگلیسی منتشر کرد.

«بورگر» در سال 1788 این
Lügen mögen kurze Beine haben, können damit aber gleichwohl kräftige Sprünge tun

Was mir anfangs auch nicht klar war, den Hieronymus Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Münchhausen hat es sogar wirklich gegeben, und zwar lebte er von 1720 bis 1792. Nachdem er am Russisch-Österreichischen Türkenkrieg teilgenommen hatte – hierin lag wohl eine Quelle seiner abenteuerlichen Geschichten –, mußte er jedoch aufgrund innenpolitischer Verwerfungen am russischen Hofe erkennen, daß ihm dort keine weitere Karriere o
Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

Title: Aventures de Baron de Münchausen

Author: Rudolph Erich Raspe
Gottfried August Bürger

Illustrator: Gustave Doré

Translator: Théophile, fils Gautier

Release Date: November 6, 2015 [EBook #50398]

Language: French

Produced by Laura N.R. & Marc D'Hooghe at (Images generously made available by Gallica, Bibliothèque nationale de France.)

This book was proofread by Free Literature and is published by Project Gutenberg.

Jun 23, 2007 Sara marked it as probably-won-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually reading an antique copy I found at the library book sale last year, not the Dover edition. It's slow going, because the humor is rather brutal, lots of hunting and killing and maiming, not my cup of tea. Interesting artifact of an old style of tale telling, though, lots of very short, outrageous tales.

I see the humor, but I don't enjoy it very much. It's one of those things I'm plowing through because I think it's important culturally, but I won't keep it, in spite of the physical b
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
If only Salvador Dalí could have illustrated this book! Or Jack Kirby! Makes Alice in Wonderland seem very 'normal'!
Ringman Roth
Funny, charming, and ludicrous. The first chapters were hilarious, and witty and I loved re-telling these to my friends to pull them into reading this, but when I got to the later chapters (some that I believe were less inspired by Munchausen's actual tales) I was disappointed. The first stories, usually involving a hunting incident but some war stories as well, were beautifully set-up with an ironic twist at the end. The later ones were just full of ludicrous nonsense with barely any thread of ...more
Mar 04, 2012 Shawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fantasy
I read this as another "palette cleanser" before returning to the unending flood of short horror fiction. Baron Munchausen is a figure much better known in Europe than here in the United States, where his equivalent might be something like... Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan, maybe? (actually, those who remember the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon show will find the closest analog we have to The Baron in blustering, "understated" British adventurer Commander McBragg).

The Baron tells stories of his amazing adv
Tall tales of the unbelievable exploits of Munchausen, i wonder if the Donald Trump character is based on this guy :) .
This isn't great but is better than i expected. Random nonsense of this sort tends to really bore me but every time i started to lose interest something would occur to coax at least a wry smile from me.
Usually stories like this are done as satires like Voyage to Cacklogallina , Gulliver's Travels, Niel's Klims Journey Under Ground etc. But this bares more in common with Ra
Raphael Kabo
A bit biased on this one since I've just written an essay on it and don't want to read anything, ever again, ever at all ever.
The first part is the best - full of silly stories, wild adventures, a great deal of masculine braggard-dom, and a pinch of political satire. The second half, not written by Raspe, is hard to get through, dull, and plain weird at times. Definitely doesn't have the same magic - and none of the Munchausen stories you might know come from it. Yaawn.
Not so cool: the Baron's o
Fun filled, incredible, bemusing and head shaking, these stories are fabulous in the old-fashioned sense. They tell the fables of one fascinating character, based on a real-life person. The Singular Adventures of Baron Munchausen purportedly is the tale of an ex-soldier doing what veterans often do: lie about their sexual exploits and their military maneuvers. But Munchausen went further than that when entertaining his guests. He spun yarns of ludicrous and unbelievable adventures: travels to th ...more
Jun 27, 2011 Chocolaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

أعترف إن لدي نقطة ضعف تجاه الروايات التي تصلح لأن تكون مسلسل رسوم متحركة

هذه الرواية مترجمة عن اللغة الألمانية...بطلها فارس قديم هوايته هي الصيد بجميع أنواعه... ذا خيال واسع و شخصية محبة للفت الأنظار

يجلس بين أصدقاءه هواة الصيد و يخبرهم عن مغامراته في الصيد ... مغامراته التي تزخر بالعديد من المفاجآت والغرائب المستحيلة...كالمرة التي أصطاد فيها سرب بط مكون من 13 بطة بواسطة حبل و قطعة واحدة من لحم الخنزير ... أو المرة التي رمى وعل بري بنوى الكرز للمزح فقط فعاد بعد عدة سنين ليجد أن شجرة كرز نبتت على
Feb 14, 2013 BoekenTrol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: my parents
Read this in my childhood, I clearly remember the warning my father gave me when I unwrapped this book for my 10th birthday: that I should take what was written with a big grain of salt and that I shouldn't get upset with the book when I read something impossible.

I'm glad he warned me, because that's what I remember most: the sheer astonishment about how a person could have so much fantasy, make so many things up and tell them as if they were true.

Interesting to see, how my reaction will be, sh
Breno Filo
Jun 28, 2015 Breno Filo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A experiencia de contar histórias tem muito mais a ver com compartilhar outras possibilidades de observar a vida, do que meramente entreter a pessoas. Munchausen tinha um modo peculiar de partilhar suas experiências, e contaminou toda uma gama de pessoas com seu estilo de prosa. E jamais será esquecido.
Akemi G
Nov 08, 2015 Akemi G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fiction
This was one of my childhood favorites, and I wonder what it would be like to reread it now. Outrageous, decidedly-funny with zero pretense to sound factual, charming. Glad it is still available.
An interesting book; though I must say the first half is markedly better than the second, hence the three stars. It's like Raspe (erm, I mean, the Baron) was trying a different strategy in the secornd part of the book; to tell a continuous narrative with events that are only loosely connected: it becomes far too complicated and I was starting to glaze over.
The first part, however, is genius. The Baron Munchhausen, he is the MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD. That Dos Equis man, has nothing on hi
Ahmad Sharabiani
در ادبیات قرن هجدهم آلمان، کمتر اثری یافت میشود که به اندازه (ماجراهای حیرت انگیز بارن فن مونهاوزن) مورد استقبال وسیع خوانندگان، و کم اعتنایی محققان قرار گرفته باشد، زیرا در طول سالها، همین کتاب، یک اثر سرگرم کننده محسوب میشده است. این اثر، گرچه ریشه در لطیفه ها، و داستانهای ملی آلمان دارد، با این همه نخست، در جزایر بریتانیا زاده شده است. ترجمه آن به زبان آلمانی، توجه فوری منتقدان و محققان را به خود جلب نکرد، این داوری ناصواب تا اواسط قرن بیستم اعتبار خود را هم از دست نداد، ولی رفته رفته، ناشران ...more
Easy and enjoyable to read. Tremendous fun, with myriad of ideas/images falling over each other and spilling off the page. Highly suitable for children with short attention-spans! Would've given 4 or 5 Stars if only there had been an overall story - the "bitty" anecdotal nature causing it to feel somewhat inconsequential. One of those books that can be taken down any time as a "palette cleanser" between heavier stuff.
Nov 07, 2007 mahatma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ini buku lucu banget.
saya baca dalam versi bahasa indonesia, 15 tahun lalu mungin.
menyajikan pengalaman yang aneh-aneh: berburu rusa lalu menembak kepala rusa dengan peluru yang terbuat dari biji buah tertentu. beberapa kemudian di kepala rusa itu tumbuhlah tumbuhan buah yang pernah ditembakkannya.
lalu pernah dia "naik" peluru meriam untuk menjangkau daerah musuh yang dilindungi benteng tinggi tebal.

yang mengherankan saya, kapan dan atas kondisi apa novel-novel jenis beginian muncul?
Una storia troppo strana... Le avventure dell'immaginario Barone sono piene di ghirigori di fantasia innalzati all'ennesima potenza! Un romanzo scorrevole e assolutamente divertente, comico ed ironico!
Cesar Guadarrama
Easy reading. Although I understand this book was meant to entertain. I believe to our current way of living is far outdated. True it may be considered a classic an as it is I would recommend reading, but I would probably suggest other titles or authors before coming to this one in particular.
Aug 02, 2011 Tijana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite childhood books. Amazing stories. I still love to return to it every once in a while.
Mar 23, 2008 Jenna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted it to be more like the movie. It wasn't and I was disappointed. Just a series of weird adventures without the charm of John Neville to carry it through.
Feb 22, 2015 Victor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
мне понравилось как автор описывает барона Мюнхгаузена и рисунки тоже
Andrei Bădică
Aug 03, 2016 Andrei Bădică rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
many charming and funny stories.
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“If the Baron meets with a parcel of negro ships carrying whites into slavery to work upon their plantations in a cold climate, should we therefore imagine that he intends a reflection on the present traffic in human flesh? And that, if the negroes should do so, it would be simple justice, as retaliation is the law of God! If we were to think this a reflection on any present commercial or political matter, we should be tempted to imagine, perhaps, some political ideas conveyed in every page, in every sentence of the whole. Whether such things are or are not the intentions of the Baron the reader must judge.” 2 likes
“In the final round of the game, if your company has admitted women to the play, I do not recommend that you vote for your paramour, or for the member of the company who has taken your fancy. In my experience it rarely leads to success; and your fellows will notice and make fun of your noble gesture for weeks.” 1 likes
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