Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II


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The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters. (Summary by Wikipedia) (6 hr 56 min)

Chapters

For the Reader and Author's Prologue 17:42 Read by Martin Geeson
Of the original and antiquity of the great Pantagruel 17:48 Read by Martin Geeson
Of the nativity of the most dread and redoubted Pantagruel 6:35 Read by Kalynda
Of the grief wherewith Gargantua was moved at the decease of his wife Badebec 5:00 Read by Kalynda
Of the infancy of Pantagruel 6:12 Read by Kalynda
Of the acts of the noble Pantagruel in his youthful age 12:21 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel met with a Limousin, who too affectedly did counterfeit the Fren… 10:25 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel came to Paris, and of the choice books of the Library of St. Vic… 19:44 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel, being at Paris, received letters from his father Gargantua, and… 19:16 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel found Panurge, whom he loved all his lifetime 19:02 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel judged so equitably of a controversy, which was wonderfully obsc… 15:23 Read by Martin Geeson
How the Lords of Kissbreech and Suckfist did plead before Pantagruel without an… 14:51 Read by Martin Geeson
How the Lord of Suckfist pleaded before Pantagruel 15:08 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel gave judgment upon the difference of the two lords 9:00 Read by Martin Geeson
How Panurge related the manner how he escaped out of the hands of the Turks 20:13 Read by Martin Geeson
How Panurge showed a very new way to build the walls of Paris 17:13 Read by Martin Geeson
Of the qualities and conditions of Panurge 13:07 Read by Keri Ford
How Panurge gained the pardons, and married the old women, and of the suit in l… 12:00 Read by Keri Ford
How a great scholar of England would have argued against Pantagruel, and was ov… 13:35 Read by Bob Gonzalez
How Panurge put to a nonplus the Englishman that argued by signs 8:56 Read by Kalynda
How Thaumast relateth the virtues and knowledge of Panurge 3:27 Read by Kalynda
How Panurge was in love with a lady of Paris 8:32 Read by Kalynda
How Panurge served a Parisian lady a trick that pleased her not very well 5:36 Read by Kalynda
How Pantagruel departed from Paris, hearing news that the Dipsodes had invaded … 3:38 Read by Kalynda
A letter which a messenger brought to Pantagruel from a lady of Paris, together… 7:35 Read by Kalynda
How Panurge, Carpalin, Eusthenes, and Epistemon, the gentlemen attendants of Pa… 7:12 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel and his company were weary in eating still salt meats; and how C… 10:49 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel set up one trophy in memorial of their valour, and Panurge anoth… 10:51 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel got the victory very strangely over the Dipsodes and the Giants 15:00 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel discomfited the three hundred giants armed with free-stone, and … 16:52 Read by Martin Geeson
How Epistemon, who had his head cut off, was finely healed by Panurge, and of t… 21:48 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel entered into the city of the Amaurots, and how Panurge married K… 6:41 Read by April Gonzales
How Pantagruel with his tongue covered a whole army, and what the author saw in… 12:49 Read by Martin Geeson
How Pantagruel became sick, and the manner how he was recovered 5:14 Read by Richard Carpenter
The conclusion of this present book, and the excuse of the author 6:41 Read by Martin Geeson

Reviews

(5 stars)

specular narration. however, the whole book is not yet complete.