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Gargantua and Pantagruel

By Rabelais, François

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Title: Gargantua and Pantagruel  
Author: Rabelais, François
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Introduction: Had Rabelais never written his strange and marvelous 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

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CONTENTS. Introduction THE FIRST BOOK. J. De la Salle, to the Honoured, Noble Translator of Rabelais. Rablophila The Author's Prologue to the First Book Rabelais to the Reader Chapter 1.I.--Of the Genealogy and Antiquity of Gargantua Chapter 1.II.--The Antidoted Fanfreluches: or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in an ancient Monument Chapter 1.III.--How Gargantua was carried eleven months in his mother's belly Chapter 1.IV.--How Gargamelle, being great with Gargantua, did eat a huge deal of tripes


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