François Rabelais

Le Tiers livre

1546

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Author
François Rabelais
Date
1546 First published
Publication Location France
Genre
Language Classical French
Notes Le Tiers livre (Full title: Le tiers livre des faicts et dicts héroïques du bon Pantagruel) (English: The Third Book of Pantagruel; Full English Title: The Third Book of the Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Good Pantagruel) is the third book in the pentalogy of novels written by François Rabelais, published 1546 under the pen name "Alcofribas Nasier", an anagram of François Rabelais. The pentalogy is collectively known as The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (French: La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel).

The story tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. The text is written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein, and features much crudity, scatological humor, and violence (lists of explicit or vulgar insults fill several chapters).

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