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In the ancient world of Thessaly, a young adventurer betrays a priestess of the White Goddess and is turned into an ass. How he resumes human form ...Show synopsisIn the ancient world of Thessaly, a young adventurer betrays a priestess of the White Goddess and is turned into an ass. How he resumes human form makes up this tale abounding in lusty incident and bawdy wit. In all of literature, there are few books with the vitality of THE GOLDEN ASS. Here is Robert Graves's masterful translation from the original Latin.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo. xxii, 293 pp. A very nice...Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo. xxii, 293 pp. A very nice copy with intact, lightly soiled, dustjacket, Boards slightly warped.
Description:Fine. No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author(s) SIGNED Limited Edition...Fine. No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author(s) SIGNED Limited Edition. About fine in marbled boards, with gilt top edge, lacking the plain dj. & card box. (Trifle shelfwar at head of spine. Hint of faint foxing to spine) 2000 copies printed.
The Golden Ass is a bildungsroman. Lucius as a young man uses women like toilet paper. They are disposable objects. They are good for sex and useful as domestic appliances until they become inconvenient or he tires of them.
By and by his behavior offends The Goddess. She teaches him his lesson by ...
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