The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics) by Lucius Apuleius buy used Used & Rare price $6.81 new from$11.40 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Penguin Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0140435905 ISBN - 13:9780140435900 Seller Comments: Item is in acceptable condition. Expect heavy wear on the cover and the inside of the book. The text is perfectly readable and usable. There is no condition below acceptable. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. From the Publisher Written towards the end of the second century AD, The Golden Ass tells the story of the many adventures of a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to be transformed into a donkey. The bewitched Lucius passes from owner to owner - encountering a desperate gang of robbers and being forced to perform lewd ''human'' tricks on stage - until the Goddess Isis finally breaks the spell and Lucius is initiated into her cult. Apuleius'' enchanting story has inspired generations of writers such as Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Keats with its dazzling combination of allegory, satire, bawdiness and sheer exuberance, and remains the most continuously and accessibly amusing book to have survived from Classical antiquity.