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Gargantua and Pantagruel 

The First Book. (Gargantua)
The Second Book.  (Pantagruel)
The Third Book. (Le Tiers-Livre, or The Third Book)

I've replicated the full index for each text, but not all chapters of G&P have material (yet...) and some sections are unlikely to be used. This blog only deals with the first three books, as they were the three translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart. Again, links to the works themselves are at Sources and Resources.

The First Book.

J. De la Salle, to the Honoured, Noble Translator of Rabelais.
1:Prologue The Author's Prologue to the First Book
Rabelais to the Reader
1:I Of the Genealogy and Antiquity of Gargantua
1:II The Antidoted Fanfreluches: or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in an ancient Monument
1:III How Gargantua was carried eleven months in his mother's belly
1:IV How Gargamelle, being great with Gargantua, did eat a huge deal of tripes
1:V The Discourse of the Drinkers
1:VI How Gargantua was born in a strange manner
1:VII After what manner Gargantua had his name given him, and how he tippled, bibbed, and curried the can
1:VIII How they apparelled Gargantua
1:IX The colours and liveries of Gargantua
1:X Of that which is signified by the colours white and blue
1:XI Of the youthful age of Gargantua
1:XII Of Gargantua's wooden horses
1:XIII How Gargantua's wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech
1:XIV How Gargantua was taught Latin by a Sophister
1:XV How Gargantua was put under other schoolmasters
1:XVI How Gargantua was sent to Paris, and of the huge great mare that he rode on; how she destroyed the oxflies of the Beauce
1:XVII How Gargantua paid his welcome to the Parisians, and how he took away the great bells of Our Lady's Church
1:XVIII How Janotus de Bragmardo was sent to Gargantua to recover the great bells
1:XIX The oration of Master Janotus de Bragmardo for recovery of the bells
1:XX How the Sophister carried away his cloth, and how he had a suit in law against the other masters
1:XXI The study of Gargantua, according to the discipline of his schoolmasters the Sophisters
1:XXII The games of Gargantua
1:XXIII How Gargantua was instructed by Ponocrates, and in such sort disciplinated, that he lost not one hour of the day
1:XXIV How Gargantua spent his time in rainy weather
1:XXV How there was great strife and debate raised betwixt the cake
1:XXVI How the inhabitants of Lerne, by the commandment of Picrochole their king, assaulted the shepherds of Gargantua unexpectedly and on a sudden
1:XXVII How a monk of Seville saved the close of the abbey from being ransacked by the enemy
1:XXVIII How Picrochole stormed and took by assault the rock Clermond, and of Grangousier's unwillingness and aversion from the undertaking of war
1:XXIX The tenour of the letter which Grangousier wrote to his son Gargantua
1:XXX How Ulric Gallet was sent unto Picrochole
1:XXXI The speech made by Gallet to Picrochole
1:XXXII How Grangousier, to buy peace, caused the cakes to be restored
1:XXXIII How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger
1:XXXIV How Gargantua left the city of Paris to succour his country, and how Gymnast encountered with the enemy
1:XXXV How Gymnast very souply and cunningly killed Captain Tripet and others of Picrochole's men
1:XXXVI How Gargantua demolished the castle at the ford of Vede, and how they passed the ford
1:XXXVII How Gargantua, in combing his head, made the great cannon
1:XXXVIII How Gargantua did eat up six pilgrims in a salad
1:XXXIX How the Monk was feasted by Gargantua, and of the jovial discourse they had at supper
1:XL Why monks are the outcasts of the world; and wherefore some have bigger noses than others
1:XLI How the Monk made Gargantua sleep, and of his hours and breviaries
1:XLII How the Monk encouraged his fellow
1:XLIII How the scouts and fore
1:XLIV How the Monk rid himself of his keepers, and how Picrochole's forlorn hope was defeated
1:XLV How the Monk carried along with him the Pilgrims, and of the good words that Grangousier gave them
1:XLVI How Grangousier did very kindly entertain Touchfaucet his prisoner
1:XLVII How Grangousier sent for his legions, and how Touchfaucet slew Rashcalf, and was afterwards executed by the command of Picrochole
1:XLVIII How Gargantua set upon Picrochole within the rock Clermond, and utterly defeated the army of the said Picrochole
1:XLIX How Picrochole in his flight fell into great misfortunes, and what Gargantua did after the battle
1:L Gargantua's speech to the vanquished
1:LI How the victorious Gargantuists were recompensed after the battle
1:LII How Gargantua caused to be built for the Monk the Abbey of Theleme
1:LIII How the abbey of the Thelemites was built and endowed
1:LIV The inscription set upon the great gate of Theleme
1:LV What manner of dwelling the Thelemites had
1:LVI How the men and women of the religious order of Theleme were apparelled
1:LVII How the Thelemites were governed, and of their manner of living
1:LVIII A prophetical Riddle


For the Reader
Mr. Hugh Salel to Rabelais
2:Prologue The Author's Prologue (Second Book)
2:I Of the original and antiquity of the great Pantagruel
2:II Of the nativity of the most dread and redoubted Pantagruel
2:III Of the grief wherewith Gargantua was moved at the decease of his wife Badebec
2:IV Of the infancy of Pantagruel
2:V Of the acts of the noble Pantagruel in his youthful age
2:VI How Pantagruel met with a Limousin, who too affectedly did counterfeit the French language
2:VII How Pantagruel came to Paris, and of the choice books of the Library of St. Victor
2:VIII How Pantagruel, being at Paris, received letters from his father Gargantua, and the copy of them
2:IX How Pantagruel found Panurge, whom he loved all his lifetime
2.X How Pantagruel judged so equitably of a controversy, which was wonderfully obscure and difficult, that, by reason of his just decree therein, he was reputed to have a most admirable judgment 2:XI How the Lords of Kissbreech and Suckfist did plead before Pantagruel without an attorney
2:XII How the Lord of Suckfist pleaded before Pantagruel
2:XIII How Pantagruel gave judgment upon the difference of the two lords
2:XIV How Panurge related the manner how he escaped out of the hands of the Turks
2:XV How Panurge showed a very new way to build the walls of Paris
2:XVI Of the qualities and conditions of Panurge
2:XVII How Panurge gained the pardons, and married the old women, and of the suit in law which he had at Paris
2:XVIII How a great scholar of England would have argued against Pantagruel, and was overcome by Panurge
2:XIX How Panurge put to a nonplus the Englishman that argued by signs
2:XX How Thaumast relateth the virtues and knowledge of Panurge
2:XXI How Panurge was in love with a lady of Paris
2:XXII How Panurge served a Parisian lady a trick that pleased her not very well
2:XXIII How Pantagruel departed from Paris, hearing news that the Dipsodes had invaded the land of the Amaurots; and the cause wherefore the leagues are so short in France
2:XXIV A letter which a messenger brought to Pantagruel from a lady of Paris, together with the exposition of a posy written in a gold ring
2:XXV How Panurge, Carpalin, Eusthenes, and Epistemon, the gentlemen attendants of Pantagruel, vanquished and discomfited six hundred and threescore horsemen very cunningly
2:XXVI How Pantagruel and his company were weary in eating still salt meats; and how Carpalin went a-hunting to have some venison
2.XXVII How Pantagruel set up one trophy in memorial of their valour, and Panurge another in remembrance of the hares. How Pantagruel likewise with his farts begat little men, and with his fisgs little women; and how Panurge broke a great staff over two glasses 2:XXVIII How Pantagruel got the victory very strangely over the Dipsodes and the Giants
2:XXIX How Pantagruel discomfited the three hundred giants armed with free
2:XXX How Epistemon, who had his head cut off, was finely healed by Panurge, and of the news which he brought from the devils, and of the damned people in hell
2:XXXI How Pantagruel entered into the city of the Amaurots, and how Panurge married King Anarchus to an old lantern
2:XXXII How Pantagruel with his tongue covered a whole army, and what the author saw in his mouth
2:XXXIII How Pantagruel became sick, and the manner how he was recovered
2:XXXIV The conclusion of this present book, and the excuse of the author


Francois Rabelais to the Soul of the Deceased Queen of Navarre
3:Prologue The Author's Prologue (Third Book)
3:I How Pantagruel transported a colony of Utopians into Dipsody
3:II How Panurge was made Laird of Salmigondin in Dipsody, and did waste his revenue before it came in
3:III How Panurge praiseth the debtors and borrowers
3:IV Panurge continueth his discourse in the praise of borrowers and lenders
3:V How Pantagruel altogether abhorreth the debtors and borrowers
3:VI Why new married men were privileged from going to the wars
3:VII How Panurge had a flea in his ear, and forbore to wear any longer his magnificent codpiece
3:VIII Why the codpiece is held to be the chief piece of armour amongst warriors
3:IX How Panurge asketh counsel of Pantagruel whether he should marry, yea, or no
3.X How Pantagruel representeth unto Panurge the difficulty of giving advice in the matter of marriage; and to that purpose mentioneth somewhat of the Homeric and Virgilian lotteries
3:XI How Pantagruel showeth the trial of one's fortune by the throwing of dice to be unlawful
3:XII How Pantagruel doth explore by the Virgilian lottery what fortune Panurge shall have in his marriage
3:XIII How Pantagruel adviseth Panurge to try the future good or bad luck of his marriage by dreams
3:XIV Panurge's dream, with the interpretation thereof
3:XV Panurge's excuse and exposition of the monastic mystery concerning powdered beef
3:XVI How Pantagruel adviseth Panurge to consult with the Sibyl of Panzoust
3:XVII How Panurge spoke to the Sibyl of Panzoust
3:XVIII How Pantagruel and Panurge did diversely expound the verses of the Sibyl of Panzoust
3:XIX How Pantagruel praiseth the counsel of dumb men
3:XX How Goatsnose by signs maketh answer to Panurge
3:XXI How Panurge consulteth with an old French poet, named Raminagrobis
3:XXII How Panurge patrocinates and defendeth the Order of the Begging Friars
3:XXIII How Panurge maketh the motion of a return to Raminagrobis
3:XXIV How Panurge consulteth with Epistemon
3:XXV How Panurge consulteth with Herr Trippa
3:XXVI How Panurge consulteth with Friar John of the Funnels
3:XXVII How Friar John merrily and sportingly counselleth Panurge
3:XXVIII How Friar John comforteth Panurge in the doubtful matter of cuckoldry
3:XXIX How Pantagruel convocated together a theologian, physician, lawyer, and philosopher, for extricating Panurge out of the perplexity wherein he was
3:XXX How the theologue, Hippothadee, giveth counsel to Panurge in the matter and business of his nuptial enterprise
3:XXXI How the physician Rondibilis counselleth Panurge
3:XXXII How Rondibilis declareth cuckoldry to be naturally one of the appendances of marriage
3:XXXIII Rondibilis the physician's cure of cuckoldry
3:XXXIV How women ordinarily have the greatest longing after things prohibited
3:XXXV How the philosopher Trouillogan handleth the difficulty of marriage
3:XXXVI A continuation of the answer of the Ephectic and Pyrrhonian philosopher Trouillogan
3:XXXVII How Pantagruel persuaded Panurge to take counsel of a fool
3:XXXVIII How Triboulet is set forth and blazed by Pantagruel and Panurge
3:XXXIX How Pantagruel was present at the trial of Judge Bridlegoose, who decided causes and controversies in law by the chance and fortune of the dice
3:XL How Bridlegoose giveth reasons why he looked upon those law
3:XLI How Bridlegoose relateth the history of the reconcilers of parties at variance in matters of law
3:XLII How suits at law are bred at first, and how they come afterwards to their perfect growth
3:XLIII How Pantagruel excuseth Bridlegoose in the matter of sentencing actions at law by the chance of the dice
3:XLIV How Pantagruel relateth a strange history of the perplexity of human judgment
3:XLV How Panurge taketh advice of Triboulet
3:XLVI How Pantagruel and Panurge diversely interpret the words of Triboulet
3:XLVII How Pantagruel and Panurge resolved to make a visit to the Oracle of the Holy Bottle
3:XLVIII How Gargantua showeth that the children ought not to marry without the special knowledge and advice of their fathers and mothers
3:XLIX How Pantagruel did put himself in a readiness to go to sea; and of the herb named Pantagruelion
3:L How the famous Pantagruelion ought to be prepared and wrought
3:LI Why it is called Pantagruelion, and of the admirable virtues thereof
3:LII How a certain kind of Pantagruelion is of that nature that the fire is not able to consume it

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