Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais 1955-1957


Title: Gargantua and Pantagruel

Author: Francois Rabelais new translation by J M Cohen

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1955-1957

Format: Softcover

This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear and a front page inscription, there may also be some pen notes inside. The dust jacket is worn and the pages are yellowed and aged.
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Reader's note

Had Rabelais never written his strange and marvellous romance, no one would ever have imagined the possibility of its production. It stands outside other things—a mixture of mad mirth and gravity, of folly and reason, of childishness and grandeur, of the commonplace and the out-of-the-way, of popular verve and polished humanism, of mother-wit and learning, of baseness and nobility, of personalities and broad generalization, of the comic and the serious, of the impossible and the familiar...this marvellous vintage satire is sure to bring delight and a dash of green to any library! A fine addition to any penguin collection!