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The Adventures of Baron Münchausen

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A certain eighteenth-century German noble ventured abroad for military service and returned with a series of amusingly outrageous stories. Baron Munchausen's astounding feats included riding cannonballs, traveling to the Moon, and pulling himself out of a bog by his own hair. Listeners delighted in hearing about these unlikely adventures, and in 1785, the stories were coll ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Dover Publications (first published 1785)
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احساس می کنم بخش های اولش بیشتر رنگ و بوی خالی بندی داشتن، و به خاطر همین بامزه تر بودن.
هر چی به انتهای کتاب نزدیک می شد حال و هوای کتاب بیشتر شبیه به داستان های طنز فانتزی (مثل گالیور) می شد، و خب هر چند مفرح بود، اما به خوبی بخش های اول کتاب نبود.

بین خوندن کتاب وقفهٔ طولانی انداختم که کتاب برام تکراری نشه. و کمابیش مؤثر بود.
Vit Babenco
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everybody knows that to lie is bad. But Baron Munchausen used to lie with such virtuosity that his lying achieved the state-of-art quality and he is highly respected for this art all over the world.
“One evening I missed a bee, and soon observed that two bears had fallen upon her to tear her to pieces for the honey she carried. I had nothing like an offensive weapon in my hands but the silver hatchet, which is the badge of the Sultan’s gardeners and farmers. I threw it at the robbers, with an int
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digibib, media-ebooks
A True Story

I went out this morning for a hike and also to search for new books in the forest. At this time of year the book-beeches don’t bear fruits anymore, of course, so I took my spade with me and hoped for some leftover hardcovers beneath the snow. I know of a few spots other book hunters usually avoid for whatever reason. So I went there and and started digging but all I found were two half rotten YA novels and an unidentifiable volume that looked fine at first, but when I opened it I fou
Pramod Nair
May 15, 2015 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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und Lande, Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen, Gottfried August Bürger
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سازدهم ماه دسامبر سال 1996 میلادی
عنوان: ماجراهای حیرتانگیز بارن فن مونهاوزن، اثر: گ. بورگر؛ مترجم: سروژ استپانیان، پدیدآور: گوتفرید آوگوست بورگر؛ تهران، توسن، 1373؛ در 200 ص؛ مصور، نمونه، عکس؛
در ادبیات قرن هجدهم آلمان، کمتر اثری یافت میشود که به اندازه (ماجراهای حیرت انگیز بارن فن مونهاوزن) مورد استقبال وسیع خوانشگران، و کم اعتنایی پژوهشگران قرار گرفت
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
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
Noran Miss Pumkin
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-books, classic
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
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
Andrei Bădică
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 marked it as probably-won-t-finish
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
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If only Salvador Dalí could have illustrated this book! Or Jack Kirby! Makes Alice in Wonderland seem very 'normal'!
Христо Блажев
Барон Мюнхаузен в стиймпънк одеяние:

Рядко до никога се случва да пиша втори път за книга в блога, но за “Чудните пътешествия на барон Мюнхаузен” в изданието на “Хермес” с изумителни стиймпънк илюстрации на Борис Стоилов си струва да се говори. Ярки цветове, причудливи хрумвания, умела ръка и внимание към детайла – няма как всяко дете да не бъде запленено от тази феерия от въображение, която допълва размаха на това на Рудолф Ерих Распе, без което ничие дет
Nov 11, 2008 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
Ringman Roth
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Книжни Криле
Барон Мюнхаузен! Базиран отчасти на реално съществувала историческа фигура, днес безсмъртният литературен персонаж на Рудолф Ерих Распе се е превърнал в истинско нарицателно за самохвалство и събирателен образ на всички разказвачи на небивалици. Но освен това се е превърнал и във вдъхновение за редица творци – автори, художници, режисьори... Жорж Мелиес, Карел Земан и Тери Гилиам са гениите, отговорни за моите любими адаптации – все кино ленти с нестандартна визия и незабравима атмосфера, съчета ...more
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
May 13, 2012 rated it liked it
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
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read this book numerous times when I was a kid and I enjoyed the hell out of it! It is funny, hillarious and amazing. Read it and you'll be entertained all the way through it.
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 24, 2011 rated it really liked it

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 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
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.
Breno Filo
Jun 22, 2015 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.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
S početka genijalan, pri kraju već pomalo naporan.
Akemi G.
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
The Final Song
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cool story bro.
Heidi (KosminenK)
Tämä oli melkein neljä tähteä. Paronin seikkailuja maalla (ja sen alla), meressä (ja kalojen vatsoissa) ja ilmassa (sis. avaruuden, kuun ja planeettoja). Sotaretkiä ja metsästysretkiä. Venäjän keisarinnan ja Turkin sulttaanin hovien liepeillä toimimista. Fantastista ja hölmöä. Groteskia huumoria. Oman aikansa supersankari. Paroni on ollut oikea henkilö 1700-luvulta.
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Rudolf Erich Raspe was a German librarian, writer and scientist, called by his biographer John Carswell a "rogue". He is best known for his collection of tall tales, The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, originally a satirical work with political aims.

Raspe was born in Hanover, studied law and jurisprudence at Göttingen and Leipzig and worked as a librarian for the university of Göttingen
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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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