The adventures of baron Munchausen
The Baron Munchausen tales were made famous when they were 'borrowed', translated into German, and embellished somewhat by Gottfried August Bürger in 1786—and have been among the favorite reading of subsequent generations, as well as the basis of several films, including Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Today we do not know, who was informed about Raspe's authorship in his lifetime, except to his friend John Hawkins, the geologist and traveler to Greece. In a letter to Charles Lyell John Hawkins tells about the fact. This is the only prove about. - It was not till 1824 that the biographer of Bürger revealed the truth about the book.