The Golden Ass

Apuleius, E. J Kenney (trans), James Wood - intro
Folio Society
Date Published
The Golden Ass tells the tale of a certain Lucius, a young man who – rather like his creator – leads an itinerant life full of action and incident which ultimately lands him in trouble. His curiosity to discover the secrets of witchcraft results in his metamorphosis into an ass. The novel then follows its unfortunate hero through a series of largely bruising, humiliating and hilarious exploits until he is restored to human form through the intervention of the goddess Isis.

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