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The Golden Ass

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By- Lucius
Synopsis

Written towards the end of the second century AD, The Golden Ass tells the story of the many adventures of a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to be transformed into a donkey. The bewitched Lucius passes from owner to owner – encountering a desperate gang of robbers and being forced to perform lewd ‘human’ tricks on stage – until the Goddess Isis finally breaks the spell and Lucius is initiated into her cult. Apuleius’ enchanting story has inspired generations of writers such as Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Keats with its dazzling combination of allegory, satire, bawdiness, and sheer exuberance, and remains the most continuously and accessibly amusing book to have survived from Classical antiquity.

Description

The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in the lusty incident, curious adventure, and bawdy wit.

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