True Story and Lucius, or the Ass

October 30, 2020
True Story and Lucius, or the Ass

True Story Lucian's best-known and most entertaining work, is aparody of the tall stories of fantastic journeys narrated by famouspoets and historians. With his trademark wit and humour, Lucianinforms his readers that he means to tell nothing but lies andimpossibilities, and warns them not to believe a word he says. Theresult is a comical masterpiece that influenced Western literaturethroughout the centuries, and works such as Gulliver's Travels andThe Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Contains anintroduction by Paul Turner and illustrations by HellmuthWeissenborn