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Gargantua and Pantagruel: (Everyman's Library Nos. 826 & 827) by Francois Rabelais - Hardcover - Reprint  - 1946 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

Gargantua and Pantagruel: (Everyman's Library Nos. 826 & 827)

by Francois Rabelais

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1946. Reprint . Very Good/Very Good. 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17.5 cm). Dust jacket: Wear and slight loss to spine, slight wear to top edge. Light foxing to volume I, light browning to volume II. Unclipped. Preserved in removable jacket protectors. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Complete two volume set. Blue cloth bindings. Foxing to page edges, tanning to endpapers, very clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxiv, 360
Multi-volume Set

A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s robust scatalogical comedy Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge.




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