Gargantua and Pantagruel

Francois Rabelais - Author

M. A. Screech - Translator

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ISBN 9780140445503 | 1104 pages | 26 Dec 2006 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.