Gargantua and Pantagruel is a set of five novels written in French by François Rabelais in the 16th century.
The book tells the story of the two wedding giants Gargantua and their son Pantagruel. They are the complete opposite of cruel and evil ogres and the story narrates their funny adventures in a satirical way.
In the work there is quite crudeness and a lot of scatological humor. For example, the gluttony of the giants opens the door to numerous comic episodes. It also has part of violence and includes a good collection of vulgar insults in several chapters.
It is thought that Rabelais wrote this work to entertain and amuse the sick in their recovery period, using humor as something healing. For this reason, Gargantua and Pantagruel is today a classic in humor literature.
For this digital edition of the book Gargantua and Pantagruel we have used the translation by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux.
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