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The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics) [Paperback]

Apuleius , Robert Graves
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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New impression edition (May 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140440119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140440119
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This thoroughly entertaining mixture of magic, farce, religion and mythology is the best-known work of Lucius Apuleius, who was born early in the second century A.D. in Morocco, then a Roman province. Written in the racy, extravagant style of the professional story-tellers of the time, it recounts the boisterous, often bawdy adventures of a young man who has the misfortune to be turned into an ass, falls into the hands of robbers, shares their fantastic exploits, and is finally turned back into a man by the Goddess Isis. Robert Graves has translated it into clear and readable modern English especially for Penguin

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 17 May 2014
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A great read and translation by the master of, amongst other things readable classisism. The genius of robert Graves shines through.
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