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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200755

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, ... View more info

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The Other Side (El Otro Lado): Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200756

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Promotional postcard laid in. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. English text. Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Los... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came To [Visit] Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200758

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dom... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759

ISBN: 1565122763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another.Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena,... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The ... View more info

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A Cafecito Story

By: Alvarez, Julia; Ramirez, Belkis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200761

ISBN: 1931498008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. 58 pp. Woodcuts by Belkis Ramirez. A Cafecito Story is a story of love, coffee, birds and hope. It is a beautifully written eco-fable by best-selling author Julia Alvarez. Based on her and her husband's experiences trying to reclaim a small coffee farm in her native Dominican Republic, A Cafecito Story shows how the return to the traditional methods of shade-grown coffee can rehabilitate and rejuvenate the landscape and human culture, while at the same time preserving vital winter habitat for threaten... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268632

ISBN: 0743252128

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265 pp. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt. He recounts Andrew Jackson's stunning defeat of a s... View more info

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Lucky Jim

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Compass Books / Viking Press: 1963

Seller ID: 1838261

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly toned, minor marginalia. 1963 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pages. Lucky Jim is a comic novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954. It was his first novel, and won the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the titular protagonist James Dixon, a reluctant history lecturer at a provincial English university (inspired in part by the University of Leicester). The novel exemplifies the use of a precise but plain-spoken narrative voice. Jim Dixon is not particularly dedicated ... View more info

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Night Train

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276291

ISBN: 0609601288

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide Detective Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of Colonel Tom, is ready to put the case down. Suicide. Closed. Until Co... View more info

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The Top and the Ball

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ideals Children's Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199996

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch tear to jacket spine head. 1992 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 32 pp. A fine leather ball snobbishly refuses to marry a plain wooden top; but years later, after Ball has fallen on hard times and Top has a shiny new coat, she is eager for his friendship. By the famous Danish author who also wrote The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, etc. View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (Avon Edition)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: F.M. Lupton Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2265936

Condition: Good


Large stain to bottom corner, no publisher date, title page and contents page stuck together, pages toned. iv, 377 pp. Hans Christian Andersen (/?ænd?rs?n/; Danish: [han?s ?k?æsdjan ??n?sn?] (About this sound listen)), often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no fewer t... View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (McKay's Colored Classics)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: David McKay, Publisher: 1905

Seller ID: 2276836

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1905. 1 inch tear to spine head, owner bookplate on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 377 pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt and red titles, ten full-page color plates and sixty woodcuts from designs by various well-known artists. Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H.C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes th... View more info

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The Complete Andersen: All of the 168 Stories [Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286225

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine lightly rubbed with minimal loss of gilt. 1949 Hard Cover. One-volume edition. 297, [3], 445, [3], 430, lxvii, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth spine, pictorial paper over boards. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an appendix containing the unpublished tales, a chronologic listing, and the edit... View more info

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Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean; Mondschein, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canterbury Classics: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265948

ISBN: 1626860998

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 760, [4] pp. 8vo. Light blue faux leather binding with pink double border, metallic red roses on green stems along inside of border, white titles, small girl in a flower pictured on front board, green frog with metallic red crown on spine. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an introduction ... View more info

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Fairy Tales [by Hans Christian Andersen]

By: Andersen, Hans [Christian]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281275

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on ownership page, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1932 Hard Cover. 272, [2] pp. 8vo. A collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into English from the original Danish by Jean Hersholt ('The Tallow Candle' translated by Compass Languages), with an introduction by Ken Mondschein. Color illustrated endpapers. View more info

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Hans Andersen's Story Book. with a Memoir [Fairy Tales]

By: Andersen, Hans [Christian]; Howitt, Mary

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Allen Brothers: 1869

Seller ID: 2283812

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, ink name stamp crossed out on title page, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1869 Hard Cover. vi, 9-154, 7-187, [3] pp. Beautiful blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Andersen from a painting by Carl Hartmann, and several other illustrations in text. A collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Includes: Memoir of Hans Christian Andersen (by Mary Howitt), A Picture-Book without Pictures; My Boots; Scenes on the Danub... View more info

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Robert Frost and John Bartlett: The Record of a Friendship

By: Anderson, Margaret Bartlett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202144

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1963 Hard Cover. xiv, 224 pp. As a young English teacher at the Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire, Robert Frost first met Margaret Abbott and John Bartlett in 1907 when they were his students. Walking miles down the country roads with John, talking of astronomy or Greek mythology or simply observing nature, Frost established a friendship with the boy that was to last the rest of their lives. After John and Margaret married, in 1912, Rob was not only a faithful correspondent but also the most welcome guest in their home. On Frost's request, the letter... View more info

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Letters of Sherwood Anderson

By: Anderson, Sherwood; Jones, Howard Mumford; Rideout, Walter B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by one-inch chip to jacket spine head, one and a half inch chip to top edge of rear jacket panel, one and a half inch tear to front jacket flap hinge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. xxv, 479 pp. From libraries, collections and private individuals he has obtained the great body of Sherwood Anderson correspondence from 1916 to shortly before Anderson's death in 1941. Four hundred and one of the most important, characteristic and revealing letters he has reproduced here--most of them for the first time. These he has arranged chronologically, commented u... View more info

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Poetry of the Nineties, with an Introductory Essay

By: Andrews, C.E.; Percival, M.O.; Kipling, Rudyard; Hardy, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Stevenson, Robert Louis; et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2016090

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed, several tears & chips, jacket toned, pencil name & address on front endpaper.Very Good. 1926 Hard Cover. xiii, 297 pp. 8vo. A collection of late 19th century poems, including contributions from Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Symon, Oscar Wilde, and many others. View more info

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The British Library Treasures In Focus: William Blake's Notebook

By: Andrews, Jamie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The British Library: 2008

Seller ID: 2204261

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2008 Small Softcover. Full-color selections from the famous notebook adorn the pages of this pocket-sized volume. View more info

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The Seven That Were Hanged (Modern Library)

By: Andreyev, Leonid; Seltzer, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni And Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2289128

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1918 Soft Cover. xxxvii, 194 pp. The Seven Who Were Hanged (Russian: ??????? ? ???? ??????????) is a 1908 novella by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The book is believed to have influenced the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.[1] A minister learns of a foiled assassination plot on him by five leftist revolutionaries, and the trauma this inflicts on his peace of mind. The novella then switches to the courts and jails to follow the fates of seven people who have received death sentences: the five failed assassins, an Estonian fa... View more info

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269888

ISBN: 0812980026

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 289 pp. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority c... View more info

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Lewis Thomas (Twayne's United States Authors Series, Book 547)

By: Angyal, Andrew J.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1535163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Wrinkle to first preface page.Very Good. 1989 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913–December 3, 1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher...Many of his essays discuss relationships among ideas or concepts using etymology as a starting point. Others concern the cultural implications of scientific discoveries and the growing awareness of ecology. In his essay on Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Thomas addresses the anxieties produced by the development of nuclear weapons.[1] Thomas ... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist

By: Anissimov, Myriam

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Overlook Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536637

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket creased along rear edge.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 608 pp. Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--has long hidden the true Levi. This major biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer, philosopher, and Holocaust witness, exploring the complex nature of a man who felt misunderstood, certain that future generations would inevitably forget and even deny the Holocaust. View more info

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Captain Wolf and Other Sketches of Animal Biography

By: Anonymous (By the Author of 'Under the Lime-Trees,' 'Aunt Annie's Stories,' Etc., Etc.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Co., Grand Street: 1870

Seller ID: 2200942

Condition: Good


A couple pages loosening but included., pencil name on front endpaper, a few pages lightly foxed. 1870 Hard Cover. viii, 309, [3] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, embossed black & gold design and gilt titles. Includes twenty-two (22) full-page illustrations (black & white plates) by Emil Bayard & Ernest Griset. A collection of stories featuring animal characters. CONTENTS: Captain Wolf; Guy's Two Homes; Tiny and Furry, or The Life and Times of a Beaver; Fox and His Family; The King of the Poultry-Yard; Robin's Experiences; Mother Rat and Her Little Ones.Keywords: LITERATURE FABLES DECORATIVE BI... View more info

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The Hundred Brothers

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199927

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the critically acclaimed author of Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World. Doug and 98 of his 99 brothers (George has run off with embezzled funds and a girl named Jane) gather in the huge family library for dinner, drinking, and some late-night football. Throughout the evening, the chaos grows into a complex web of conflicting memories, hurt feelings, rivalries, alliances, and shared awareness. View more info

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Great French Tales of Fantasy / Contes Fantastiques Celebres: A Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 2006

Seller ID: 2266107

ISBN: 0486447138

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll, Théophile Gautier's The Amorous Dead Woman, The Venus of Ille by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Second Sight, and two tales by Guy ... View more info

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First French Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

By: Appelbaum, Stanley (editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 2008

Seller ID: 2266108

ISBN: 0486461785

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The Red and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The Three Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will savor the words of fifty great writers of multiple genres from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, including Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Baudelaire, D... View more info

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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius

By: Apuleius, Lucius; Adlington, William; Darton, F.J. Harvey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press / Crown Publishers: 1924

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272203

Condition: Very Good


Crown reissue of privately printed Hogarth edition, with Hogarth imprint still appearing on title page, but Crown reference on jacket. Ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper and flyleaf, some loss from top jacket edge. 1924 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Green cloth, gilt titles, light blue endpapers. Illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen. Translated by William Adlington from the original Latin Metamorphoses, with an introduction by F.J. Harvey Darton. The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only Latin... View more info