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9780140445503

Gargantua and Pantagruel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140445503

  • ISBN10:

    0140445501

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Fran+ºois Rabelais (c.1483-ûc.1553) was a Franciscan monk turned Benedictine at the center of the sixteenth-century humanist movement.
M. A. Screech is a fellow of All Souls College and an honorary fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, as well as a fellow of the British Academy. He is a world-renowned Renaissance scholar who has published widely on Rabelais, Montaigne, and Erasmus.

Table of Contents

Translator's Prefacep. ix
The Authors Prologuep. 7
The Author's Prologuep. 133
The Author's Prologue, by Maître François Rabelaisp. 241
The Authors Prologue by Maître François Rabelaisp. 383
Maître FrançOis Rabelais' Prologuep. 525
Everything Moves to Its Destined Endp. 604
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