Gargantua and Pantagruel

Gargantua and Pantagruel

Written by:
Translated by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445503
  • 1104 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Gargantua and Pantagruel

Gargantua and Pantagruel

Written by: Francois Rabelais, Translated by: M. A. Screech

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