The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)

The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)


An mesmerizing tale that has encouraged generations of writers, together with Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Keats 

Written in the direction of the tip of the second one century advert, The Golden Ass tells the tale of the various adventures of a tender guy whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to be reworked right into a donkey. The bewitched Lucius passes from proprietor to proprietor - encountering a determined gang of robbers and being pressured to accomplish lewd 'human' methods on degree - till the Goddess Isis eventually breaks the spell and initiates Lucius into her cult. It has lengthy been disputed no matter if Apuleius intended this last-minute conversion heavily or as a last comedian shock, and the problem of interpretation maintains to maintain readers interested. Apuleius' captivating tale has encouraged generations of writers similar to Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Keats with its wonderful blend of allegory, satire, bawdiness and sheer exuberance, and The Golden Ass continues to be the main regularly and accessibly a laugh publication to have survived from Classical antiquity.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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