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Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius (Hardcover)

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Written in the second century A.D., this picaresque classic is the ancient world's only surviving complete novel. Concerning an inquisitive young man transformed into an ****** by a magic potion, the narrative digresses into other tales of love, intrigue, and witchcraft ? a story-within-a-story technique that inspired many later authors, including Boccaccio, Cervantes, and Rabelais. This lavish hardcover edition reproduces the John Lane/Bodley Head version, first published in London in 1923. William Adlington's highly readable 16th-century translation from Latin to English is enhanced by 16 full-page plates, eight in color, and numerous black-and-white images by noted illustrator Jean de Bosschère.
Number of Pages: 282.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dover Pubns
Author: Lucius Apuleius
Language: English
Street Date: September 21, 2016
TCIN: 51753927
UPC: 9781606600931
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4792

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