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- Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 15.50
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... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2004; US$ 4.99
The Golden Ass is a classic book filled with adventure, suspense, and humor. The story follows the misadventures of Lucius, an innovative young nobleman who travels to the Greek town of Hypata, well known for its witches. He is changed into a donkey and is constantly frustrated in his attempt to procure the remedy to his assness. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.The protagonist of the novel may in fact be the author himself. His first name is revealed to be Lucius; at the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself.... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This is an exclusive picaresque novel and the only Latin fiction that survived from antiquity. It avers the story of Lucius who suffers and humiliated for his evil deeds and becomes a donkey. It's a remarkable piece of fiction that encapsulates romantic ventures and religious authentication. The book has story within the stories that entangles... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50
Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
The first known record of the the poignant tale of Psyche's labors to reclaim the love of Cupid is recorded by Lucius Apuleius in the second century AD. When the beautiful Psyche attracts the jealous wrath of Venus, Venus sends her son Cupid to bewitch the girl and cause her to fall in love with a monster, but Cupid himself falls in love with his... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95
The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius is the only complete Latin novel to have survived to this day. Lucius of Maudorus is insatiably curious about magic, but when he tries to magic himself into a bird, he transforms instead into a donkey. The story follows his literal and metaphorical journey, and was called by St Augustine The Golden Ass . more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 8.95
Is Cupid and Psyche a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of Apuleius' Golden Ass, some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
In the original myth of Cupid and Psyche, the goddess Venus becomes jealous of Psyche's celebrated beauty and instructs her son, Cupid, to make her fall in love with a monstrous creature. However, when Cupid gazes upon Psyche he falls in love with her himself - with complicated consequences. Couperus's Psyche is a modern fairy tale and symbolist masterpiece,... more...
- Digireads.com Publishing 2005; US$ 3.49
"The Golden Ass: Or Metamorphoses (Adlington's Translation, 1566)" by Lucius Apuleius is a classic work of literature that can be enjoyed by all. Download "The Golden Ass: Or Metamorphoses (Adlington's Translation, 1566)" and enjoy another quality Digireads. more...