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Gargantua and Pantagruel

By Rabelais, François

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Title: Gargantua and Pantagruel  
Author: Rabelais, François
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Introduction: Had Rabelais never written his strange and marvellous romance, no one would ever have imagined the possibility of its production. It stands outside other things?a mixture of mad mirth and gravity, of folly and reason, of childishness and grandeur, of the commonplace and the out?of?the?way, of popular verve and polished humanism, of mother?wit and learning, of baseness and nobility, of personalities and broad generalization, of the comic and the serious, of the impossible and the familiar. Throughout the whole there is such a force of life and thought, such a power of good sense, a kind of assurance so authoritative, that he takes rank with the greatest; and his peers are not many. You may like him or not, may attack him or sing his praises, but you cannot ignore him. He is of those that die hard. Be as fastidious as you will; make up your mind to recognize only those who are, without any manner of doubt, beyond and above all others; however few the names you keep, Rabelais? will always remain.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Gargantua and Pantagruel, 1 -- Francois Rabelais, 1 -- MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS, 9 -- FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF, 9 -- GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL, 9 -- Translated into English by, 9 -- Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, 9 -- and, 9 -- Peter Antony Motteux, 9 -- Illustrated by, 9 -- Gustave Dore, 10 -- CONTENTS, 11 -- Introduction, 13 -- FRANCIS RABELAIS, 35 -- THE FIRST BOOK, 35 -- The Author's Prologue to the First Book, 38 -- Chapter Of the Genealogy and Antiquity of Gargantua, 41 -- Chapter 1.II. The Antidoted Fanfreluches: or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in -- an ancient Monument, 43 -- Chapter 1.III. How Gargantua was carried eleven months in his mother's belly, 45 -- Chapter 1.IV. How Gargamelle, being great with Gargantua, did eat a huge deal of tripes, 46 -- Chapter 1.V. The Discourse of the Drinkers, 47 -- Chapter 1.VI. How Gargantua was born in a strange manner, 50 -- Chapter 1.VII. After what manner Gargantua had his name given him, and how he tippled, -- bibbed, and curried the can, 51 -- Chapter 1.VIII. How they apparelled Gargantua, 53 -- Chapter 1.IX. The colours and liveries of Gargantua, 55 -- Chapter 1.X. Of that which is signified by the colours white and blue, 57 -- Chapter 1.XI. Of the youthful age of Gargantua, 59 -- Chapter 1.XII. Of Gargantua's wooden horses, 61 -- Chapter 1.XIII. How Gargantua's wonderful understanding became known to his father -- Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech, 63 -- Chapter 1.XIV. How Gargantua was taught Latin by a Sophister, 65 -- Chapter 1.XV. How Gargantua was put under other schoolmasters, 66 -- Chapter 1.XVI. >, 67 -- Chapter 1.XVII. >, 69 -- Chapter 1.XVIII. How Janotus de Bragmardo was sent to Gargantua to recover the great -- bells, 71 -- Chapter 1.XIX. The oration of Master Janotus de Bragmardo for recovery of the bells, 71 -- Chapter 1.XX. How the Sophister carried away his cloth, and how he had a suit in law against -- the other masters, 72 -- Chapter 1.XXI. The study of Gargantua, according to the discipline of his schoolmasters the -- Sophisters, 74 -- Chapter 1.XXII. The games of Gargantua, 76

 

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