Daphnis and Chloe (Paperback)

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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.


    ISBN 9780140440591
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 3
    Publisher Date 1989-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.2 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Classics
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Longus

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