At a glance:
- Author: Rudolf Erich Raspe
- First Published: 1785
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Picaresque
- Setting: The world and Moon
- Genres: Long fiction, Picaresque fiction, Farce, Novel
- Subjects: Blizzards, North America or North Americans, Voyages, France or French people, Surrealism, Europe or Europeans, Farms, farmers, or farming, Eighteenth century, Storytelling, Egypt or Egyptians, Adventure, Heroes or heroism, Germany or German people, Eastern Europe or eastern Europeans, Poland or Polish people, Russia or Russian people, Great Britain, Moon or moons, Nobility, Turkey or Turkish people, Fables, Braggarts
- Locales: Africa, France, Europe, England, Egypt, Germany, Marseilles, France, Russia, Moon, North America, Poland, East Indies, Lithuania, Turkey, United Kingdom
Baron Münchausen relates a history of his adventures. He once set out on horseback on a journey to Russia in midwinter. He ties his horse to a stump projecting from the snow and goes to sleep. When he awakens he finds that the abundant snow has melted and that his horse is dangling from the weather vane of a church steeple. He is subsequently pursued by a wolf that begins to devour his horse as it flees; when he attacks it with his whip, it eats the entire horse and ends up in harness itself.
While waiting to receive a commission in the Russian army, the...
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