Gargantua and Pantagruel

François Rabelais

The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel () is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which 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).