Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)

3.71 avg rating
( 11,087 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140445503: Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)

The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

François Rabelais 1484(?)-1553(?) A Franciscan monk turned Benedictine, he abandoned the cloister in 1530 and began to study medicine at Montpellier. Two years later he wrote his first work, Pantagruel, which revealed his genius as a storyteller, satirist, propagandist and creator of comic situations and characters. In 1534 he published Gargantua, a companion to Pantagruel, which contains some of his best work. It mocks old-fashioned theological education, and opposes the monastic ideal, contrasting it with a free society of noble Evangelicals. Following an outburst of repression in late 1534, Rabelais abandoned his post of doctor at the Hotel-Dieu at Lyons and despite Royal support his book Tiers Livre was condemned. His last work, and his boldest, Quart Livre was published in 1551 and he died two years later.


M. A. Screech is a Fellow of All Souls College and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Fellow of the British Academy, He is a world-renowned Renaissance scholar who has published widely on Rabelais, Montaigne and Erasmus. He has translated Montaigne's Essays for Penguin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Francois Rabelais
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CP-9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Francois Rabelais
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0140445501. Bookseller Inventory # ST0140445501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Francois Rabelais
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801404455030000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Francois Rabelais, M. A. Screech
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Francois Rabelais, M. A. Screech, The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. "Gargantua" depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in "Pantagruel" and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Francois Rabelais (author), M. A. Screech (translator)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2006-10-26, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2006-10-26, London, 2006. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 13.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Francois Rabelais
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 13.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Francois Rabelais
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 14.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Francois Rabelais
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 15.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rabelais, Francois
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2006. Book Condition: New. 2006. New Ed. Paperback. Presents the moral stories of Rabelais that expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy. Translator(s): Screech, M. A. Num Pages: 1088 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 132 x 47. Weight in Grams: 732. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 16.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rabelais, Francois
ISBN 10: 0140445501 ISBN 13: 9780140445503
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780140445503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 7.35
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book