Gargantua and Pantagruel
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Gargantua and Pantagruel is a series of five short novels by sixteenth century French writer Francois Rabelais. Here are the comic misadventures of a pair of giants: Pantagruel and his father, Gargantua. Bizarre tales of fancy combine with keen social commentary in these amusing stories about the two giants, who take a full and active part in the human world around them. Whether arguing in the courtroom or exploring strange and foreign lands, politics, religion, and many other social themes are examined and debated through the giants’ interactions with each other and their human counterparts. Irreverent, funny, and utterly unique, Gargantua and Pantagruel has delighted readers and inspired wonder for centuries.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
To My Readers:
Be not offended, whilst on it you look:
For it contains no badness, nor infection:
Because to laugh is proper to the man.
The Author's Prologue to the First Book.
Most noble and illustrious drinkers, and you thrice precious pockified blades (for to you, and none else, do I dedicate ...
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