Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
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.
Marc Chagall Lithographs: The Tale of Syrinx
‘If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if I create from the head almost nothing.’ So said the artist himself. These Marc Chagall lithographs, hand printed based on his kaleidoscopic designs in 1977, are a riot of colour and an affair of the heart.
As with all our original lithographs, etchings, drawings and paintings the work has been professionally and sensitively framed by our associates. If you’d like to make a purchase or have all your questions answered, please do drop by our store in the beautiful environs of Woodstock or call us on 01993 012000.
Details in brief:
Size: 24 x 32cm
Publisher: George Brazillier, New York
Curious to know more about Chagall? Here’s a link to a wonderful investigation of his life from the South Bank Show.