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Chapter 55. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Chapter 57. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Chapter 62. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Chapter 62. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Author's prologue - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Author's prologue - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Chapter 2. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)
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Supposedly last words, but probably apocryphal. As quoted in: Life of Rabelais (1693– 1694) by Peter Motteux
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Gargantua (1534), Book 1, Chapter 5


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Born: 1493

Died: April 9, 1553 (aged 60)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, writer, doctor, humanist

Bio: François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.

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