Gargantua and Pantagruel
Title Gargantua and Pantagruel PDF eBook
Author Francois Rabelais
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 1088
Release 2006-10-26
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0141935782

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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.



Gargantua and Pantagruel
Title Gargantua and Pantagruel PDF eBook
Author François Rabelais
Publisher W. W. Norton
Pages 640
Release 1990
Genre Fantasy fiction
ISBN 9780393308068

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"The dazzling and exuberant comic 'Chronicles' of Rabelais (c. 1483-1552) are a feast of wisdom and laughter. Realism intertwines with carnivalesque fantasy, Renaissance learning with obscene humour to make readers look at the world afresh. Pantagruel, a tale of comic chivalry, satirizes lawyers, theologians and academic buffoons, while Gargantua mocks rash generals, idiotic monarchs and uncouth professors. It champions freedom and laughs at a dirty young giant before he turns into a splendid prince. Sequels lead into more complex and daring laughter and high mythology, often at the expense of Panurge - the mad, word-spinning companion of Pantagruel (who becomes a giant in wisdom, a Renaissance Socrates)." "M. A. Screech's translation captures Rabelais' ingenious wordplay and mastery of language. The introduction explores his individuality while comparing him to Shakespeare, and presents each book to open up the new horizons of Renaissance Europe. This edition also includes a chronology and notes."--BOOK JACKET.



Gargantua
Title Gargantua PDF eBook
Author François Rabelais
Publisher Hesperus Press
Pages 184
Release 2003
Genre Fantasy fiction, French
ISBN

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As a companion volume to Pantagruel, this new edition of Gargantua continues Rabelais’ acclaimed fantasy of a mythical family of giants. Gargantua introduces Pantagruel’s father—another wondrous giant. As he tells Gargantua’s life story from his birth and education to his later life, Rabelais uses the events of the giant’s life to parody medieval and classical learning, mock traditional ecclesiastical authority, and proffer his own thoughts on humanism and society. Marked with the same warm humor, obsession with food, and scatological wit of Pantagruel, Gargantua is a further striking burlesque on Rabelais’ contemporaries and a glorious outpouring of Renaissance plenitude.



Gargantua and Pantagruel
Title Gargantua and Pantagruel PDF eBook
Author Francois Rabelais
Publisher BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Pages 1003
Release 2021-01-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais, was first published in the mid sixteenth century. A work of satirical and fantasy fiction, it tells the story, over 5 books, of two giants; Gargantua and his son Pantagruel as they travel through various lands. On their travels, they meet people on Tool Island, who are so fat, they slit their skin to let the fat puff out; the sexually prolific Semiquavers; the Furred Law-Cats, who imprison them; and, the Chitterlings, who attack them. Containing much vulgarity and wordplay, it was viewed as obscene by some, and treated with suspicion during a social age of religious oppression.



Gargantua and Pantagruel Volume 4 EasyRe
Title Gargantua and Pantagruel Volume 4 EasyRe PDF eBook
Author Francois Rabelais
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages 314
Release 2006-11
Genre
ISBN 1425048056

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Consisting of five books, this masterpiece is Rabelais' magnum opus. It chronicles different events in the life of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. Using his learned wit and biting satire as a facade, Rabelais discusses several serious issues. The apparent humour and brilliant use of language offers pure reading pleasure. Entertaining and profound!



The Romance of Gargantua and Pantagruel
Title The Romance of Gargantua and Pantagruel PDF eBook
Author François Rabelais
Publisher
Pages 552
Release 1838
Genre
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Gargantua and Pantagruel; Five Books Of The Lives, Heroic Deeds And Sayings Of Gargantua And His Son Pantagruel
Title Gargantua and Pantagruel; Five Books Of The Lives, Heroic Deeds And Sayings Of Gargantua And His Son Pantagruel PDF eBook
Author François Rabelais
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Pages 278
Release 2024-02-26
Genre Fiction
ISBN 3387314531

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Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.