Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

ISBN-10: 014044047X

ISBN-13: 9780140440478

Edition: 1955

List price: $16.00
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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.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1955
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Pantagruel
Pantagrueline prognostication for 1535
Prefaces of almanacs for 1533 and 1535
Gargantua
Almanac for 1536
The third book of Pantagruel
Preface to the fourth book of Pantagruel (1548)
The fourth book of Pantagruel (1552)
The fifth book of Pantagruel
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