“Gargantua and Pantagruel” Rabelais in brief summary

The tale of the exhilarating life of the great Gargantua, the father of Pantagruel, once composed by Master Alcofríbas Nazie, the extractor of the quintessence. A book full of pantagruelism

Turning to the glorious drunkards and venerable Venus, the author invites them to have fun and have fun reading his book, and asks not to forget to drink for him.

Father Gargantua was called Granzuse, this giant was a great joker, he always drank to the bottom and liked to have a snack. He married Gargamelle, and she, carrying the child in the womb of 11 months, ate at the holiday with obtuse and gave birth to a son-hero who came out through her left ear. This is not surprising, if you recall that Bacchus came out of Jupiter’s thigh, and Castor and Pollux – from an egg, demolished and hatched by Leda. The baby immediately yelled:

“Luke, Luke!” – to which Granguzier exclaimed: “Well, it’s a big one!” – referring to the throat, and everyone decided that since this was the first word of the father at the birth of his son, then he must be called Gargantua. The infant was allowed to tie the wine and christened according to the good Christian custom. The child was very clever and, when he was six, already knew that the world’s best scouring was a fluffy gosling. The boy began to learn to read and write. His tutors were Tubal Holofernes, then Durako Prostofil, and then Ponokrat. Continue education Gargantua went to Paris, where he liked the bells of the Cathedral of Our Lady; he took them to his room to hang his mare around his neck, and he was hardly able to persuade them to return them to their seats. The Ponocrat made sure that Gargantua did not waste time and was engaged with him even when Gargantua was washing himself, went to a latrine and ate. Once, the Lernean bakers brought scones to the city. The shepherds of Gargantua were asked to sell some of the tortillas to them, but the bakers did not want, then the shepherds took the cakes from them by force. The bakers complained to their king Picrochole, and the Picrochus army attacked the shepherds. Granguzier tried to settle the matter by peace, but without success, so he called on Gargantua to help. On the way home, Gargantua and his friends destroyed an enemy castle on the banks of the Ved River, and for the rest of the journey Gargantua combed out the hair of the Picrochalov cannon that protected the castle. Granguzier tried to settle the matter by peace, but without success, so he called on Gargantua to help. On the way home, Gargantua and his friends destroyed an enemy castle on the banks of the Ved River, and for the rest of the journey Gargantua combed out the hair of the Picrochalov cannon that protected the castle. Granguzier tried to settle the matter by peace, but without success, so he called on Gargantua to help. On the way home, Gargantua and his friends destroyed an enemy castle on the banks of the Ved River, and for the rest of the journey Gargantua combed out the hair of the Picrochalov cannon that protected the castle.

When Gargantua arrived at his father’s castle, a feast was held in his honor. Cooks Lick, Obgloday and Obsochi showed their art, and the food was so delicious that Gargantua, along with a salad, accidentally swallowed six pilgrims – luckily they got stuck in his mouth, and he picked them out with a toothpick. Granguzier talked about his war with Picrochole and very much praised his brother Jean Zubrobitel, a monk who won a victory in the protection of the monastery vineyard. Brother Jean was a fun drinker, and Gargantua with him immediately became friends. Valorous warriors equipped for the campaign. In the forest, they stumbled upon the exploration of Picrochol under the command of Count Uleet. Brother Jean defeated it and freed the pilgrims, whom the scouts managed to take prisoner. Brother Jean captured the commander of Pikrokholov, the troops of Fanfaron, but Granguzier released him, Returning to Picrochole, Fanfaron began to incline the king to peace with Granguzier, whom he now considered the most decent person in the world, and stabbed Bedocour’s sword, calling him a traitor. For this, Picrochole ordered his archers to tear the Fanfaron apart. Then Gargantua besieged Pichrohol in Laroche Clermont and defeated his army. Picrochole himself managed to escape, and along the way the old witch guessed that he would again become king when the cancer whistled. They say that now he lives in Lyon and asks everyone if he does not hear if there is a whistle of cancer somewhere – apparently he hopes to return his kingdom. Gargantua was gracious with the defeated and generously endowed associates. For his brother Jean, he built the Thelema abbey, not like any other. There were admitted both men and women – preferably young and beautiful. Brother Jean abolished the vow of chastity, poverty and obedience and proclaimed, that everyone has the right to marry, be rich and enjoy complete freedom. The rules of the Thelemites consisted of a single rule: do what you want.

Pantagruel, the King of Dipsods, shown in his true form, with all his horrific deeds and exploits, the composition of the late Master Alcofribas, the quintessential extractor

At the age of five hundred and twenty-four, Gargantua took his son with his wife Badbek, daughter of the king of utopia. The child was so huge that his mother died in childbirth. He was born during a great drought, so he got the name Pantagruel. Gargantua was very saddened by the death of his wife, but then decided: “We need to cry less and drink more!” He engaged in the education of his son, who was such a strong man that still lying in the cradle ripped the bear apart. When the boy grew up, his father sent him to study. On his way to Paris, Pantagruel met a limousine who spoke in such a mixture of learned Latin and French that it was impossible to understand a word. However, when the angry Pantagruel grabbed him by the throat, the limousine screamed with fear in ordinary French, and then Pantagruel released him. Arriving in Paris, Pantagruel decided to supplement his education and began reading books from St. Victor’s library, such as “Shuffling each other’s parish priests on the nose,” “Permanent almanac for gout and venus”, etc. One day Pantagruel met a stout man, beaten to bruises. Pantagruel asked what adventures brought the stranger to such a sorry state, but he answered all the questions in different languages, and Pantagruel could not understand anything. Only when the stranger spoke finally in French, Pantagruel realized that his name was Panurge and he came from Turkey, where he was in captivity. Pantagruel invited Panurg to visit and offered his friendship. Only when the stranger spoke finally in French, Pantagruel realized that his name was Panurge and he came from Turkey, where he was in captivity. Pantagruel invited Panurg to visit and offered his friendship. Only when the stranger spoke finally in French, Pantagruel realized that his name was Panurge and he came from Turkey, where he was in captivity. Pantagruel invited Panurg to visit and offered his friendship.

At this time there was a lawsuit between Lizhizad and Peivino, the case was so dark that the court “as freely understood it, as in the Old High German language.” It was decided to seek help from Pantagruel, who became famous in public disputes. He first of all ordered to destroy all the papers and forced the complainants to state the essence of the matter verbally. After hearing their meaningless speeches, he made a fair verdict: the defendant must “deliver hay and bacon to the object of caulking guttural holes, twisted by oysters, passed through a sieve on wheels.” Everyone was delighted with his wise decision, including both litigants, which is extremely rare. Panurge told Pantagruel how he was in captivity with the Turks. The Turks put him on a skewer, larded with bacon, like a rabbit, and began to fry, but the toaster fell asleep, and Panurgh, contrived, threw him a fire from the fire. A fire broke out, which burned the whole city, and Panurge happily escaped and even escaped from the dogs, throwing to them pieces of bacon, which he was stuffed with.

The great English scholar Thaumast arrived in Paris to see Pantagruel and test his scholarship. He offered to conduct the dispute as Pico della Mirandola intended to do in Rome, in silence, with signs. Pantagruel agreed and spent the whole night preparing for the dispute, reading Bedu, Prokla, Plotinus and other authors, but Panurgh, seeing his excitement, suggested replacing him on a dispute. Introducing himself as a Pantagruel pupil, Panurgh answered the Englishman so famously – he took out a bull rib, an orange, whistled, puffed, pounded his teeth, made various forts with his hands, – that easily defeated Thaumast who said that the glory of Pantagruel is not sufficient, because it does not correspond and the thousandth part of what is in reality. Having received news that Gargantua was carried to the country of fairies, and that, after having examined this,

Together with his friends he destroyed six hundred and sixty enemy knights, flooded his urine with an enemy camp, and then defeated the giants under the leadership of Ghurdalak. In this battle the mentor of Pantagruel Epistemon died, but Panurgh sewed his head back and revived it. Epistemon said that he was in hell, saw devils, talked with Lucifer and thoroughly podzakusil. He saw Semiramis there, who caught lice from vagrants, Pope Sixtus, who treated for bad disease, and many others: all who in this world were important gentlemen, drag a miserable and humiliating existence on that, and vice versa. Epistemon regretted that Panurge had brought him back to life so quickly, he wanted to spend more time in hell. Pantagruel entered the capital of the amavrots, married them to King Anarch on the old whore and made him a seller of green sauce. When Pantagruel and his men stepped into the land of the Dipsod, the dipcodes rejoiced and hurried to surrender. Only the almirods became obstinate, and Pantagruel prepared for the offensive, but then it began to rain, his warriors shook with cold, and Pantagruel covered his army with his tongue to protect it from the rain. The narrator of these truthful stories took shelter under a large noodle, and from there went through the language and landed Pantagruel right in his mouth, where he spent more than six months, and when he left he told Pantagruel that he had eaten and drunk all the time the same as he, duty from the most delicious pieces that passed through his throat. “

The third book of heroic deeds and sayings of the good Pantagruel, the composition of the master Francois Rabelais, the doctor of medicine

Having conquered the Dipsodius, Pantagruel moved there a colony of Utopians to revive, decorate and populate this region, and to instill a sense of duty and a habit of obedience to the dipsoids. He granted the castle of Ragus to Panurgu, giving at least 6789106789 real annual reais, and often more, but Panurge, in two weeks, squandered all his income for three years ahead, and not for any trifles, but solely for drinking and revelry. He promised Pantagruel to pay all debts to the Greek calends, for life without debts is not life. Who, as not a creditor, day and night praying for the health and longevity of the debtor. Panurge began to think about getting married and asked for advice from Pantagruel. Pantagruel agreed with all his arguments: both with those for marriage, and with those who are against, so the question remained open. They decided to pay tribute to Virgil and, opening the book at random, read what is written there, but they interpreted the quote in different ways. The same thing happened when Panurge told his dream. According to Pantagruel, Panurge’s dream, like Virgil, promised him to be horned, beaten and generalized, Panurge saw in him the prediction of a happy family life. Panurge appealed to the Panzuil sivilla, but they understood the prophecy of the Sibyls in different ways. The aged poet Kotanmordan, married to Syphilitia, wrote a poem full of contradictions: “Marry, do not take it into your marriage.” / Do not rush, but hurry. / Run away, slow down. / Get married or not, “etc. Neither Epistemon, neither the learned husband of Tripp nor the brother of Jean Zubedrobitel could not resolve the doubts that Panurga had worn, Pantagruel called on the advice of the theologian, physician, judge and philosopher. The theologian and the doctor advised Panurga to marry, if he wants it, but about the horns the theologian said that this is as God wills, and the healer – that the horns are a natural attachment to marriage. The philosopher asked whether to marry Panurga or not, replied: “Both of them,” and when Panurgh asked him: “Neither.” To all questions he gave such evasive answers that in the end Panurgh exclaimed: “I retreat… I renounce… I surrender.” He is elusive. ” Pantagruel went for Judge Bridua, and his friend Karpalim – behind the jester Tribula. Brydua was at that time under trial. He was charged that he had made an unjust verdict with the help of dice. Brydua, generously wearing out his speech with Latin quotations, was...justified by the fact that he was old and badly seeing the number of points dropped. Pantagruel delivered a speech in his defense, and the court, presided over by Sueslow, acquitted Bridua. The mysterious phrase of the jester Tribula Pantagruel and Panurge, as usual, was understood differently, but Panurge noticed that the jester had thrust an empty bottle into him, and offered to make a trip to the oracle of the Divine Bottle. Pantagruel, Panurge and their friends equipped a flotilla, loaded the ships with a fair amount of wonder-grass pantagruelion and prepared to sail.

Book Four

Ships went into the sea. On the fifth day they met a ship floating from the Lantern. On board it were the French, and Panurge quarreled with a merchant nicknamed Indyushonok. To teach a lesson to the merchant’s debauchery, Panurge bought three sheep from his herd for a choice of three shekels; After selecting the leader, Panurge threw him overboard. All the sheep began to jump into the sea after the leader, the merchant tried to prevent them, and as a result one of the sheep carried him into the water and the merchant drowned. In the Procuracy – on the ground of prosecutors and slanderers – travelers were not offered to eat or drink. The inhabitants of this country obtained money for their livelihood in a strange way: they insulted some nobleman until he was out of patience and did not beat them-then they demanded a lot of money from him on pain of imprisonment.

Brother Jean asked who wants to get twenty gold crowns to be devilishly beaten. From those who wish, there was no release, and the one who was fortunate enough to get the bribe from his brother Jean became the object of general envy. After a violent storm and a visit to the island of makreons, the ships of Pantagruel passed by the Island of Zhalky, where Postnik reigned, and sailed to the island of Diky, populated by the sworn enemies of Postnik – fatty Sausages. Sausages, who took Pantagruel and his friends for the soldiers of Postnik, made them an ambush. Pantagruel prepared himself for battle and ordered the command of the battle of Kolbasorez and Sosiskorms. Epistemon noticed that the names of generals inspire cheerfulness and confidence in victory. Brother Jean built a huge “pig” and hid in it a whole army of brave cooks, as in the Trojan horse.

Visiting the island of Ruach, whose inhabitants ate nothing and did not drink except the wind, Pantagruel and his companions landed on an island of papyphi, enslaved by the Papomans for the fact that one of its inhabitants showed figuratively the portrait of the pope. In the chapel of this island in a font lay a man, and three priests stood around and implored demons. They told me that this man is a plowman. One day he plowed a field and sowed it with a regiment, but an imposter came on the field and demanded his share. The plowman agreed to share the harvest with him in half: the little devil is that which is under the earth, and the peasant is what is above. When it was time to harvest, the plowman received ears of grain, and the straw for the imp. The next year, the little devil chose what was above, but the plowman sowed a turnip, and the little devil stayed with his nose again. Then the little devil decided to scratch with the plowman with the condition that the loser loses his part of the field. But when the devil came to the plowman, his wife with sobs told him how the farmer scraped her little finger for training and tore it all. As proof, she lifted her skirt and showed a wound between her legs, so the little devil thought it best to leave home. Leaving the island papefigov, the travelers arrived on the island of Papomanov, whose inhabitants, upon learning that they had seen the living papa, received them as dear guests and long praised them the Holy Decretals issued by the Pope. Having sailed from the island of Papomanov, Pantagruel and his companions heard voices, horse neigh and other sounds, but, no matter how they looked around, they did not see anyone. The pilot explained to them that on the border of the Arctic Sea, where they were sailing, last winter a battle took place. The words and screams, the clanging of weapons and the neighing of horses, froze in the air, and now, when the winter has passed, thawed and became audible. Pantagruel threw on the deck a handful of colorful words, among which were even curses. Soon the Pantagruel flotilla arrived on the island, ruled by the all-powerful Messer Gaster. The inhabitants of the island, sacrificed to their god all kinds of food, from bread to artichokes. Pantagruel found out that none other than Gaster invented all the sciences and arts: agriculture – in order to grow grain, military art and weapons – to protect grain, medicine, astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. among which were even curses. Soon the Pantagruel flotilla arrived on the island, ruled by the all-powerful Messer Gaster. The inhabitants of the island, sacrificed to their god all kinds of food, from bread to artichokes. Pantagruel found out that none other than Gaster invented all the sciences and arts: agriculture – in order to grow grain, military art and weapons – to protect grain, medicine, astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. among which were even curses. Soon the Pantagruel flotilla arrived on the island, ruled by the all-powerful Messer Gaster. The inhabitants of the island, sacrificed to their god all kinds of food, from bread to artichokes. Pantagruel found out that none other than Gaster invented all the sciences and arts: agriculture – in order to grow grain, military art and weapons – to protect grain, medicine, astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. sacrificed to their god all kinds of food, from bread to artichokes. Pantagruel found out that none other than Gaster invented all the sciences and arts: agriculture – in order to grow grain, military art and weapons – to protect grain, medicine, astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. sacrificed to their god all kinds of food, from bread to artichokes. Pantagruel found out that none other than Gaster invented all the sciences and arts: agriculture – in order to grow grain, military art and weapons – to protect grain, medicine, astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see. astrology and mathematics – to store grain. When the travelers sailed past the island of thieves and robbers, Panurge hid in the hold, where he took the fluffy cat Saloheda for the devil and was demented with fear. Then he claimed that he was not at all scared and that he was such a good fellow against the sheep that the world did not see.

Book five

The travelers sailed to Zvonky Island, where they were allowed to go only after a four-day fast, which turned out to be terrible, for on the first day they fasted through the stump-deck, in the second – after sleeves, in the third – in all possible, and in the fourth – in vain. On the island, only birds lived: clerics, priests, monks, bishops, cardinals and one finger. They sang when they heard the sound of the bell. After visiting the island of ironware and the island of the plotters, Pantagruel and his companions arrived on the island of Zastenok, inhabited by ugly monsters – Furry Cats who lived with bribes, consuming them in nemerenyh quantities: to them the whole ships loaded with bribes came to the harbor. Escaping from the clutches of evil cats, the travelers visited several more islands and arrived at the harbor of Matteotechnia, where they were escorted to Queen Quintessence’s palace, which did not eat anything, except for certain categories, abstractions, secondary intentions, antitheses, etc. The servants milked the goat and drained the milk in a sieve, caught the winds through the nets, stretched out the legs and dressed in other useful things. At the end of the journey, Pantagruel and his friends arrived at the Lantern and disembarked on the island where the Bottle oracle was located. Lantern led them to the temple, where they were led to the princess Bakback – the court lady Botylka and the high priestess with all her sacred actions. The entrance to the Bottle temple reminded the narrator of the painted cellar in his hometown of Chinon, where Pantagruel also visited. In the temple they saw a strange fountain with columns and statues. The moisture that struck out of it seemed to the travelers cold spring water, but after a hearty snack brought to clear the sky, the drink seemed to each of them exactly the wine that he loved most. After that, Backbook asked who wants to hear the word of the Divine Bottle. Learning that it was Panurge, she took him to a round chapel, where in the alabaster fountain lay a half-submerged Bottle. When Panurge fell to his knees and sang the ritual song of the winegrowers, Bakback threw something into the fountain, which made a noise in the bottle and the word “Trink” was heard. Backbook took out a silver-bound book that turned out to be a bottle of Falerna wine, and told Panurga to drain it with one spirit, for the word “trink” meant “drink.” At parting, Backbook handed Pantagruel a letter to Gargantua, and the travelers set off on their return journey. Learning that it was Panurge, she took him to a round chapel, where in the alabaster fountain lay a half-submerged Bottle. When Panurge fell to his knees and sang the ritual song of the winegrowers, Bakback threw something into the fountain, which made a noise in the bottle and the word “Trink” was heard. Backbook took out a silver-bound book that turned out to be a bottle of Falerna wine, and told Panurga to drain it with one spirit, for the word “trink” meant “drink.” At parting, Backbook handed Pantagruel a letter to Gargantua, and the travelers set off on their return journey. Learning that it was Panurge, she took him to a round chapel, where in the alabaster fountain lay a half-submerged Bottle. When Panurge fell to his knees and sang the ritual song of the winegrowers, Bakback threw something into the fountain, which made a noise in the bottle and the word “Trink” was heard. Backbook took out a silver-bound book that turned out to be a bottle of Falerna wine, and told Panurga to drain it with one spirit, for the word “trink” meant “drink.” At parting, Backbook handed Pantagruel a letter to Gargantua, and the travelers set off on their return journey. “Trink.” Backbook took out a silver-bound book that turned out to be a bottle of Falerna wine, and told Panurga to drain it with one spirit, for the word “trink” meant “drink.” At parting, Backbook handed Pantagruel a letter to Gargantua, and the travelers set off on their return journey. “Trink.” Backbook took out a silver-bound book that turned out to be a bottle of Falerna wine, and told Panurga to drain it with one spirit, for the word “trink” meant “drink.” At parting, Backbook handed Pantagruel a letter to Gargantua, and the travelers set off on their return journey.


“Gargantua and Pantagruel” Rabelais in brief summary