The Golden Ass

by Apuleius | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1853264601 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 8/6/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 6, 2021
Spotted this and couldn't resist picking it up.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 4, 2021
Written in the second century AD originally in Latin this book is packed with often grisly stories and striking characters. The narrator, Lucius, travels to Thessaly, the land of witchcraft, where he is accidentally transformed in to an ass as a result of his foolish curiosity about witchcraft.

I'm not sure what my expectations were before I opened this book but they were most definitely dumbfounded. I anticipated some religious undertones but I certainly didn't expect it's bawdy nature, equally I found it a relatively easy, quick and enjoyable read once I got a feel for the language whereas I was expecting a bit of a slog. Nor did I anticipate it being so graphic.

Don't be afraid to tackle this book because of its age, you may be surprised. As Apuleius puts it himself in his introduction: “If you are not put off by the Egyptian story-telling convention that allows humans to be changed into animals and, after various adventures, restored to their proper shapes, you should be amused by this queer novel… now read on and enjoy yourself!”

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Released 3 mos ago (1/25/2022 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Going out as a Brucie Bonus as part of a swap. I hope that you haven't already read it. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, January 27, 2022
Received in the post today from 4evagreen as a surprise RABCK along with two other books that I was expecting. Thanks very much. I haven't even heard of this book let alone read it. It looks a little different from my usual type of read but I'll certainly give it a try-Plum's themes permitting.

Journal Entry 5 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, February 27, 2022
I tried to read this book but didn't get very far into it before realising that it wasn't for me. Sorry 4evagreen!

Journal Entry 6 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, February 28, 2022
Have decided to reserve this book as part of a parcel of books I've promised to EarthCaroleAnne for her new office bookshelf. Will be sending around the middle of March.

Journal Entry 7 by wingdaffodil-2wing at The Post Office in North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (3/16/2022 UTC) at The Post Office in North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book was left on a shelf just inside the post office on the left hand side.

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to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

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