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The Golden Ass

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Publisher Comments:

The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, the Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European Literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. It includes as its famous centrepiece the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the search of the human soul for union with the divine, and has been the inspiration for numerous creative works of literature and art since the Renaissance. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original.

Synopsis:

A frank and vivid modern version of one of the most diverting of all classics. Lindsay's translation captures the genuine flavor, sharp dialogue, outrageous humor, racy delight and subtle style of Apuleius' sophisticated masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253200365
Translator:
Lindsay, Jack
Author:
Lindsay, Jack
Author:
Apuleius
Author:
Apuleius, Lucius
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics; Europe; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Indiana University Greek and Latin classics
Series Volume:
v. 1-3
Publication Date:
19620131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.84 x 5.16 x 0.69 in

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"Synopsis" by , A frank and vivid modern version of one of the most diverting of all classics. Lindsay's translation captures the genuine flavor, sharp dialogue, outrageous humor, racy delight and subtle style of Apuleius' sophisticated masterpiece.
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