Review of Reviews,  18 (1898), 263–64.

Louis De Rougemont. Gulliver and Munchhausen Outdone




Publications abstracted:

Wide World Magazine

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Exploration, Travel, Anthropology, Charlatanry, Societies

    Details the 'amazing experiences' of the French adventurer Louis De Rougemont (263), who claims to have 'lived thirty years among savages in a country that has hitherto never been explored'. Records that 'M. De Rougemont called round at the office of the Review of Reviews, and certainly his personal appearance is eminently in his favour' in his attempt to prove the veracity of his alleged experiences. In addition, he has been 'invited to read papers before the British Association, which meets at Bristol this month, and the secretaries of the Royal Geographical Society are stated to be perfectly satisfied that he has at least a primâ facie case to be believed'. (264)

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