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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.
Release date NZ
January 26th, 1989
Author
Contributor
Translated by Paul Turner
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
128
Dimensions
129x198x7
ISBN-13
9780140440591
Product ID
1660416

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