Rudolf Erich Raspe 1736—1794

Rudolf Erich Raspe

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.

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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1785)

An instant best-seller and hailed as a comic sensation in the satirical spirit of Gulliver’s Travels and Tom Jones. The Baron’s fantastically more »