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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius

In the Translation of William Adlington

By Lucius Apuleius, William Adlington, F J Harvey Darton

1924 - London - Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited

9.5" by 6.5"; 359pp

 
 
 

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An English translation of this Ancient Roman novel.

The Golden Ass is the only Ancient Roman novel in Latin to has survived. This work, also known as the Metamorphoses follows a protagonist called Lucius. The plot follows his curiosity and desire to practice magic. He tries to perform a spell to transform into a bird and is accidentally transformed into an ass. This novel follows his journey with many tales.

This work, written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis is regarded to be of the picaresque genre.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece and the occasional head and tail pieces.

This is an English translation of the work by William Adlington. Adlington was one of the leading translators of the sixteenth century. He is one of many that made the Elizabethan era the 'golden age of translations.' 

With an introduction by F J Harvey Darton, an author publisher and historian of children's literature.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. With gilt stamping to the spine and front board. Externally, smart with minor rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Spine has faded slightly. Internally, binding is slightly strained in places. Offsetting to endpapers. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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