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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen is one of the most famous book of tall tales. It is based on stories told by Karl Friedrich von Munchhausen, a retired army captain, who was noted for... More > his exaggerated and fantastic accounts of his war adventures and hunting experiences. Rudolf Erich Raspe was a German librarian, writer and scientist, and he was 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. Baron Munchausen's astounding feats included riding cannonballs, traveling to the Moon, and pulling himself out of a bog by his own hair. No one has journeyed to as many foreign lands as Baron von Munchausen. On the subject of politics and science he has no equal. His feats of prowess are famed the world over. Who else could leap a hedgerow with a carriage and horse on their back?< Less
The Unexaggerated Adventures of Angelo DeVille
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A three act play in the spirit of The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen.
Walter Gemlee is an editor assigned to help Angelo DeVille complete his autobiography, but the old man stubbornly refuses to... More > tell the truth about his life. Walter tries to sift through the princesses, giant apes, and shark people in his tales to discover what really happened. When Angelo's health takes a turn for the worse, Walter starts to manage his affairs and discovers the truth is closer to the tales than he first thought.< Less