Gargantua and Pantagruel
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|La vie très horrifique du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas abstracteur de quintessence. Livre plein de Pantagruélisme.|
|One of the many modern covers of the work of Rabelais. The illustrator managed to express effectively how horrible it is to be devoured by a giant.|
|Original name||La vie très horrifique du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas abstracteur de quintessence. Livre plein de Pantagruélisme.|
|Country||Type of work|
|Is this only about giantesses?||❌ No, only giant males|
|Is it in English language?||✅ Yes, translated|
Gargantua and Pantagruel is a set of five novels written in the sixteenth century by François Rabelais, in French. It tells the story of two giants: Gargantua and his son Pantagruel, and their adventures, written in a satirical, entertaining and extravagant way.
There is great crudeness and a lot of scatological humor, besides a good dose of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters.
Gallery of book covers
- The sizes of the giants are neither specified nor fixed, on the contrary, they vary with each chapter (these contradictions are a problem, they do not work or as artistic resources). For example:
- In a chapter, Pantaguel can enter a court (he can go through the doors).
- In another, it is exaggeratedly mentioned that in the mouth of Pantaguel there is a whole nation living around its tooth.
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