9780199554959-0199554951-Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780199554959
ISBN-10: 0199554951
Edition: Reissue
Author: Longus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199554959
ISBN-10: 0199554951
Edition: Reissue
Author: Longus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged author Longus wrote Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics) comprising 144 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199554951 and 9780199554959. Since then Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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Longus's romance tells the story of two teenagers, Daphnis and Chloe, who love each other but do not know how to make love. Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instructs, but never errs in taste. The hard toil and precariousness of peasant life are here, but so are its compensations--revelry, music, dance, and storytelling. Above the action brood divinities--Eros, Dionysus, Pan, the Nymphs--who collaborate to guide the adolescents into the mystery of Love, at once a sensual and a religious initiation. Daphnis and Chloe is the best known, and the best, of the early Greek romances, precursors to the modern novel. Admired by Goethe, it has been reinterpreted in music and art by Ravel and Chagall. This new translation is immensely readable, and does full justice to the humor and humanity of the story.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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