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Daphnis and Chloe
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Daphnis and Chloe

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Daphnis and Chloe by Longus

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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780140440591
ISBN-10: 0140440593
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Daphnis and Chloe by 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 by Longus Greek Fiction, Paperback (August 2011)

A collection of Greek fiction that includes "Callirhoe", "Daphnis and Chloe", "Letters of Chion".

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Author Biography - Longus

Longus (usually dated between the mid-second and mid-third centuries AD). Daphnis and Chloe is available in Penguin Classics in different translations in Greek Fiction and Daphnis and Chloe.

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