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Mr Munchausen

John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922)

1. Editor's Apology and Dedication
2. I Encounter the Old Gentleman
3. The Sporting Tour of Mr Munchausen
4. Three Months in a Balloon
5. Some Hunting Stories for Children
6. The Story of Jang
7. He Tells the Twins of Fire-Works
8. Saved by a Magic Lantern
9. An Adventure in the Desert
10. Decoration Day in the Cannibal Islands
11. Mr. Munchausen's Adventure with a Shark
12. The Baron as a Runner
13. Mr Munchausen Meets his Match
14. Wriggletto
15. The Poetic June-Bug, Together with Some Remarks on the Gillyhooly Bird
16. A Lucky Stroke

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The author has discovered for us in this volume the present stopping place of that famous raconteur of dear comic memory, the late Hieronymous Carl Friederich, sometime Baron Munchausen, and he transmits to us some further adventures of this traveler and veracious relator of merry tales. There are about a dozen of these tales, and, judging by Mr. Bangs' recital of them, the Baron's adventures on this mundane sphere were no more exciting than those he has encountered since taking the ferry across the Styx. Mr. Bangs proves himself well worthy of the task of reintroducing this merry old wag to modern fun-lovers, and in selecting from the tales the Baron has related to him he has chosen with an eye to the humorous which is unfailing in its clearness and keenness of perception. (Review from Book News, V. 20, 1902)



- Mr Munchausen

Too silly for my taste, gave up after several chapters, pity as the whole story is read by one good narrator, (I checked).