The Golden Ass

Apuleius .

The Golden Ass

Apuleius .

ISBN:

9780199540556

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

1 Apr 2008

Availability:

38

Series:

Oxford World's Classics

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Description

The Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in its entirety.

It tells the story of Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic result 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.

Blending 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. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original.

Authors

Apuleius

P. G. Walsh is Professor Emeritus of Humanity at the University of Glasgow.