The 1901 cover of Mr. Munchausen
|Author||John Kendrick Bangs|
|Genre||fantasy short stories|
|Publisher||Noyes, Platt & Co.|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Enchanted Type-Writer|
The book's full title is:
- Mr. Munchausen: Being a True Account of Some of the Recent Adventures Beyond the Styx of the Late Hieronymus Carl Friedrich, Sometime Baron Munchausen of Bodenwerder, as originally reported for the Sunday Edition of the Gehenna Gazette by its special interviewer the late Mr. Ananias formerly of Jerusalem, and now first transcribed from the columns of that journal by J. K. Bangs
This is a mockery of the lengthy book and chapter titles prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a reference to the adventures of the original Baron Munchausen. In various library, collectibles, and sales catalogs the title of the book is usually truncated in various ways.
- Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 40.
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