François Rabelais





François Rabelais


Born
in Chinon, France
November 08, 1492

Died
February 08, 1553

Genre

Influences


François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and both bawdy jokes and songs. Rabelais is considered one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.

Average rating: 3.72 · 14,522 ratings · 416 reviews · 180 distinct works · Similar authors
Gargantua and Pantagruel

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3.71 avg rating — 10,255 ratings — published 1532 — 228 editions
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Gargantua

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3.55 avg rating — 1,815 ratings — published 1534 — 53 editions
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Pantagruel

3.65 avg rating — 1,139 ratings — published 1532 — 33 editions
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The Complete Works of Franc...

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Le tiers livre

3.56 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1546 — 5 editions
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Le Quart Livre

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The Portable Rabelais

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4.18 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1946 — 4 editions
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Gargantua and Pantagruel, V...

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Gargantua, tome 1 et Pantag...

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“Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.”
François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

“Science without conscience is the soul's perdition.”
François Rabelais, Pantagruel

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