The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius

The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius

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By (author) Deceased Apuleius, Translated by Robert Graves

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  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0374531811
  • ISBN 13: 9780374531812
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 152,429

Product description

The story of "The Golden Ass "is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least of these occurred when Apuleius offended a priestess of the White Goddess, who turned him into an ass. The tale of how Apuleius dealt with this misfortune and eventually resumed human form is conveyed by Robert Graves in modern English that is infused with a bawdy wit and sense of adventure that is "itself a small masterpiece of twentieth-century prose" (Kenneth Rexroth, "Saturday Review").

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Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a poet, novelist, and translator.