Gargantua and Pantagruel - Study Guide Gargantua: Introduction, To Readers, Prologue of the Author and Chapters 1-17 (p. 195-261) Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 59 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Gargantua and Pantagruel.
This section contains 1,022 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Gargantua and Pantagruel Study Guide

The Introduction informs that this is the first known edition of "Gargantua" and was written early in 1535. To Readers assures that there is nothing corrupting within and urges the readers to live joyfully. Prologue of the Author tells readers to enjoy as this novel was written for them. Chapter one directs the reader to "Pantagruel" for Gargantua's lineage which was uncovered by Jean Audeau in a meadow near Arcea-Galeau, and chapter two is a satirical poem called "Antidoted Bubbles", which was supposedly discovered within a monument from antiquity. Chapter three tells how Grandgousier, a jolly fellow, marries Gargamelle who becomes pregnant and carries her son for eleven months. While pregnant with Gargantua in chapter four, Gargamelle eats a large amount of tripe, which...

(read more from the Gargantua: Introduction, To Readers, Prologue of the Author and Chapters 1-17 (p. 195-261) Summary)

This section contains 1,022 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Gargantua and Pantagruel Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Gargantua and Pantagruel from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.