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Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass

Lucius Apuleius

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

The Metamorphosis, also known as The Golden Ass, is one of the very few novels of the Ancient World that survived to our days; one of the two novels of Roman Literature that we can still read; and the only one preserved in its entirety (the other one being the extremely fragmentary Satyricon). The story of the Metamorphosis, the tale of a man turned into a donkey that goes through many adventures to become a man again, inspired many other similar ones later on. However, more than just the plot, the style of the Golden Ass also made it famous. Considered one of the precursors of the picaresque novel, The Metamorphosis was written in a language that can be humorous and energetic, while telling the misadventures of the credulous and curious main character, but also powerfully poetic, in moments such as in the episode of Cupid and Psyche, one of the most famous parts of this book, and of Latin literature as a whole. (Summary by Leni)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:24