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Gargantua and Pantagruel: Illustrated

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This ebook is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father, Gargantua, and his son Pantagruel and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. The text features much crudity, scatological humor, and violence. Lists of explicit or vulgar insults fill several chapters. The censors of the Collège de Sorbonne stigmatized it as obscene, and in a social climate of increasing religious oppression, it was treated with suspicion, and contemporaries avoided mentioning it. According to Rabelais, the philosophy of his giant Pantagruel, "Pantagruelism", is rooted in "a certain gaiety of mind pickled in the scorn of fortuitous things" Rabelais had studied Ancient Greek, and he applied it in inventing hundreds of new words in the text, some of which became part of the French language. Wordplay and risque humor abound in his writing.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300868255
Edition
First Edition
Published
April 5, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
26.28 MB
Product ID
20959343

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