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The Golden Ass (Unabridged)

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XA 0272
The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781980590
Download Size: 408 Mb
Running Time: 09:05:32
Digital UPC: 9781781980590

Release Date: October 2017
Originally recorded in 2017
David Timson
Spoken Word
Classic Fiction

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The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
Read by David Timson
In this hapless state I looked myself over and saw that I was now no bird, but an ass…' In this ancient picaresque adventure, Lucius, an insatiably curious young man, finds himself transformed into a donkey after his fascination with black magic and witchcraft goes awry. While trapped in his new body, he becomes the property of thieves, farmers, cooks, soldiers and priests, and observes the hypocrisy and ineptitude of Imperial Roman society. The Golden Ass is considered the only novel to survive the Roman period, and the earliest novel to survive complete in the Western literary tradition. It is brimming with slapstick humour and sexual escapades, and foreshadows later works by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Cervantes and Chaucer, upon whom it was a direct influence.

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