Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

Gargantua and Pantagruel

byFrancois Rabelais

Kobo ebook | October 26, 2006

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The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.

Title:Gargantua and PantagruelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141935782

ISBN - 13:9780141935782

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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