Pantagruel

By: FRANCOIS RABELAIS, PAUL BAILEY, ANDREW BROWN

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Fran ois Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel's history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.

Title:: Pantagruel

Author:: FRANCOIS RABELAIS, PAUL BAILEY, ANDREW BROWN

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 2003-11-01

ISBN Number:: 184391056X

ISBN Number: 13: 9781843910565

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20080327137411