Gargantua And Pantagruel by Francois RabelaisGargantua And Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

Gargantua And Pantagruel

byFrancois RabelaisTranslated byM. A. Screech, M A Screech

Paperback | December 26, 2006

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A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s robust scatalogical comedy

Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge.

François Rabelais was born at the end of the fifteenth century. A Franciscan monk turned Benedictine, he abandoned the cloister in 1530 and began to study medicine at Montpellier. Two years later he wrote his first work, Pantagruel, which revealed his genius as a storyteller, satirist, propagandist and creator of comic situations and c...
Title:Gargantua And PantagruelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1104 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.9 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140445501

ISBN - 13:9780140445503

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learned Wit! One of the greatest books I have ever read. Recommended for fans of Joyce and funny, so wise, so scatological: Rabelais skewers the scholastic world on the barb of wit.
Date published: 2016-11-08