Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)

Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)

Francois Rabelais


A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s strong scatalogical comedy

Parodying everybody from vintage authors to his personal contemporaries, the magnificent and exuberant tales of Rabelais reveal human follies with mischievous and sometimes obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a tender massive who turns into a classy Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who turns into a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided through knowledge and by way of his idiotic, self-loving significant other, Panurge.

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