Dore's Illustrations for Rabelais

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Originally published at: https://library.hrmtc.com/2019/05/01/dores-illustrations-for-rabelais/

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Doré’s Illustrations for Rabelais by Gustave Doré.

Doré Doré's Illustrations for Rabelais

These pictures are a pleasure in themselves, and they are wonderful to review after having imagined the Rabelais stories in the course of reading. There is a notable inconsistency to the depiction of various characters by Doré, arguably reflecting a similar inconsistency on the part of St. François. Also, this book is a clip-art goldmine for Thelemites.