Daphnis and Chloe
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Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
Book DescriptionA tender novel describing eager and inept young love, Daphnis and Chloe tells the story of a baby boy and girl who are discovered separately, two years apart, alone and exposed on a Greek mountainside. Taken in by a goatherd and a shepherd respectively, and raised near the town of Mytilene, they grow to maturity unaware of one another's existence until the mischievous god of love, Eros, creates in them a sudden overpowering desire for one another. A masterpiece among early Greek romances, attracting both high praise and moral disapproval, this work has proved an enduringly fertile source of inspiration for musicians, writers and artists from Henry Fielding to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Maurice Ravel. Longus transforms familiar themes from the romance genre including pirates, dreams, and the supernatural into a virtuoso love story that is rich in insight, humorous and ironical in its treatment of human sexual experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140440591
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Longus
Daphnis and Chloe, Paperback (March 2016)
Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Greek Fiction, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Longus
A collection of Greek fiction that includes "Callirhoe", "Daphnis and Chloe", "Letters of Chion".
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