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The Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius

£11.99

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"The Golden Asse" has been described as the parent of modern romantic literature and is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with inset tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.
Translated from Latin by William Adlington in 1566 and ornamented by Martin Travers.

Believed published 1920.
Hardback. The dustjacked is slightly worn and the pages browning. Apart from this, this little volume is in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Translated by Adlington, W
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Dimensions:
7" by 4.5"
Edition:
Believed published 1920
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
235
Publisher:
Chapman & Dodd

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"The Golden Asse" has been described as the parent of modern romantic literature and is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with inset tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.
Translated from Latin by William Adlington in 1566 and ornamented by Martin Travers.

Believed published 1920.
Hardback. The dustjacked is slightly worn and the pages browning. Apart from this, this little volume is in good condition.

Author(s):
Translated by Adlington, W
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Dimensions:
7" by 4.5"
Edition:
Believed published 1920
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
235
Publisher:
Chapman & Dodd

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