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The Golden Ass
By Apuleius and P. G. Walsh (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 15, 2008
Pages 277
Binding Paperback
Edition Tra rei
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199540556
ISBN-10 0199540551
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately returned to human shape by the kindness of the goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal works of European literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, while reproducing all the exuberance of the original.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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With Apuleius | Tra rei edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 15, 2008)
9780199540556 | details & prices | 277 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity.
With Prima Games (other contributor), Apuleius | from Oxford Univ Pr (September 14, 1995)
9780192824929 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.95
This edition also contains Metroid: Other M: Prima Official Game Guide
About: Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity.

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