Apuleius. Golden Ass (Adlington, trans.)

Today's free book is The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius translated by William Adlington. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

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Table of Contents

THE FIRST CHAPTER: How Apuleius riding in Thessaly, fortuned to fall into company with two strangers, that reasoned together of the mighty power of Witches.
THE SECOND CHAPTER: How Apuleius told to the strangers, what he saw a jugler do in Athens.
THE THIRD CHAPTER: How Socrates in his returne from Macedony to Larissa was spoyled and robbed, and how he fell acquainted with one Meroe a Witch.
THE FOURTH CHAPTER: How Meroe the Witch turned divers persons into miserable beasts.
THE FIFTH CHAPTER: How Socrates and Aristomenus slept together in one Chamber, and how they were handled by Witches.
THE SIXTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius came unto a city named Hipate, and was lodged in one Milos house, and brought him letters from one Demeas of Corinth.
THE SEVENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius going to buy fish, met with his companion Pythias.

THE EIGHTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius fortuned to meet with his Cousin Byrrhena.
THE NINTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius fell in love with Fotis.
THE TENTH CHAPTER: How Byrrhena sent victuals unto Apuleius, and how hee talked with Milo of Diophanes, and how he lay with Fotis.
THE ELEVENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius supped with Byrrhena, and what a strange tale Bellephoron told at the table.

THE TWELFTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was taken and put in prison for murther.
THE THIRTEENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was accused by an old man, and how he answered for himselfe.
THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was accused by two women, and how the slaine bodies were found blowne bladders.
THE FIFTEENTH CHAPTER: How Fotis told to Apuleius, what witchcraft her mistresse did use.
THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER: How Fotis brought Apuleius to see her Mistresse enchant.
THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius thinking to be turned into a Bird, was turned into an Asse, and how he was led away by Theves.

THE EIGHTEENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius thinking to eat Roses, was cruelly beaten by a Gardener, and chased by dogs.
THE NINETEENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was prevented of his purpose, and how the Theeves came to their den.
THE TWENTIETH CHAPTER: How Thrasileon was disguised in a Beares skin, and how he was handled.
THE TWENTY-FIRST CHAPTER: How the Theeves stole away a Gentlewoman, and brought her to their den.

THE TWENTY-SECOND CHAPTER: The most pleasant and delectable tale of the marriage of Cupid and Psyches.

THE TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER: How Apuleius carried away the Gentlewoman, and how they were taken againe by the theeves, and what a kind of death was invented for them.

THE TWENTY-FOURTH CHAPTER: How hee that was left behinde at Hippata did bring newes concerning the robbery of Miloes house, came home and declared to his Company, that all the fault was laid to one Apuleius his charge.
THE TWENTY-FIFTH CHAPTER: How the death of the Asse, and the Gentlewoman was stayed.
THE TWENTY-SIXTH CHAPTER: How all the Theeves were brought asleepe by their new companion.
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CHAPTER: How the Gentlewoman was carried home by her husband while the theeves were asleepe, and how much Apuleius was made of.
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was made a common Asse to fetch home wood, and how he was handled by a boy.
THE TWENTY-NINTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was accused of Lechery by the boy.
THE THIRTIETH CHAPTER: How the boy that lead Apuleius to the field, was slaine in the wood.
THE THIRTY-FIRST CHAPTER: How Apuleius was cruelly beaten by the Mother of the boy that was slaine.

THE THIRTY-SECOND CHAPTER: How a young man came and declared the miserable death of Lepolemus and his wife Charites.
THE THIRTY-THIRD CHAPTER: How Apuleius was lead away by the Horsekeeper: and what danger he was in.
THE THIRTY-FOURTH CHAPTER: How the shepheards determined to abide in a certaine wood to cure their wounds.
THE THIRTY-FIFTH CHAPTER: How a woman killed her selfe and her child, because her husband haunted harlots.
THE THIRTY-SIXTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was cheapned by divers persons, and how they looked in his mouth to know his age.

THE THIRTY-SEVENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius saved himselfe from the Cooke, breaking his halter, and of other things that happened.
THE THIRTY-EIGHTH CHAPTER: Of the deceipt of a Woman which made her husband Cuckold.
THE THIRTY-NINTH CHAPTER: How the Priests of the goddesse Siria were taken and put in prison, and how Apuleius was sold to a Baker.
THE FORTIETH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was handled by the Bakers wife, which was a harlot.
THE FORTY-FIRST CHAPTER: How Barbarus being jealous over his wife, commanded that shee should be kept close in his house, and what happened.
THE FORTY-SECOND CHAPTER: How Apuleius after the Baker was hanged, was sold to a Gardener, and what dreadfull things happened.
THE FORTY-THIRD CHAPTER: How Apuleius was found by his shadow.

THE FORTY-FOURTH CHAPTER: How the souldier drave Apuleius away, and how he came to a Captaines house, and what happened there.
THE FORTY-FIFTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius was sold to two brethren, whereof one was a Baker, and the other a Cooke, and how finely and daintily he fared.
THE FORTY-SIXTH CHAPTER: How a certaine Matron fell in love with Apuleius, how hee had his pleasure with her, and what other things happened.

THE FORTY-SEVENTH CHAPTER: How Apuleius by Roses and prayer returned to his humane shape.
THE FORTY-EIGHTH CHAPTER: How the parents and friends of Apuleius heard news that he was alive and in health.