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Apulee: Les Metamorphoses.1) Livres I-III2) Livres IV-VI3) Livres VII-XI(3 vol.)

Robertson, D.S.; Paul Valette (transl.)

Published by Societe d'Edition "Les Belles Lettres", Paris, 1946
Condition: vg Soft cover

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The Metamorphoses is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. 1/200 copies. 3 volumes. 8vo. lxii (1). 85pp. 101pp. 167pp. Each douple-page has the same pagination so that the page numbers reflect the leafs rather than pages. Illustrated orange wrappers with black lettering to wrappers and spine. Page edges untrimmed. "The Metamorphoses" a.k.a. "The Golden Donkey" was a novel written by the Roman author Apulee (a.k.a. Lucius Apuleius) in the 2nd century C.E. The hero, Lucius, is transformed through a witch into a donkey, which in turn takes human suffering onto him. Even though it is not explicitly mentioned, Lucius' journey represents a spiritual journey.Within this frame story are found multiple digressions, the longest among them being the well-known tale of Cupid and Psyche.Some scuffing, rubbing, discoloration, fading to wrappers and spine, with a piece of rear wrapper torn but present at vol. 2. Books bent. In French. In overall very good condition. Apuleius (C.E. 123/5 -C.E. 180), an utterly Romanized Berber who described himself as "half-Numidian half-Gaetulian", is remembered most for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel the Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass or, in Latin, the Aureus Asinus (where the Latin word aureus - golden - connoted an element of blessed luckiness). Bookseller Inventory # 15879

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Title: Apulee: Les Metamorphoses.1) Livres I-III2) ...

Publisher: Societe d'Edition "Les Belles Lettres", Paris

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited Edition.

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