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Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

Ovid's deliciously clever and exuberant epic, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. These delectable and collectable editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

Ovid's sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

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  • Hardback

    9780141394619

    May 28, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    768 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Hardback

    9781841593586

    November 15, 2013

    Everyman

    568 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140447897

    April 14, 2004

    Penguin Classics

    768 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140422306

    March 28, 2002

    Penguin Classics

    576 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140440584

    December 29, 2000

    Penguin Classics

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Metamorphoses
    Ovid

    EBook

    9780141906256

    April 14, 2004

    Penguin eBooks

    480 pages

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