Gargantua and Pantagruel

by Francois Rabelais


Rabelais’s hilarious, scabrous and often scatological fantasy of life amonth the monks and friars of sixteenth-century France remains a satirical and comic classic. A great broth of a book in which every conceivable literary form is parodied and every human desire satirized. But under the comedy there is a serious purpose.

“the wise may be instructed by a fool”

Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel