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Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Abridgement)
     

Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Abridgement)

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by James George Frazer, Robert Fraser (Editor)
 

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First published in 1890, The Golden Bough is a seminal work of modern anthropology. A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind that traces the development and confluence of thought from magic and ritual to modern scientific theory, it has been a source of great influence upon such diverse writers as T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and D.H. Lawrence. This

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First published in 1890, The Golden Bough is a seminal work of modern anthropology. A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind that traces the development and confluence of thought from magic and ritual to modern scientific theory, it has been a source of great influence upon such diverse writers as T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and D.H. Lawrence. This edition restores many of the controversial passages expurgated in the 1922 edition that elucidate Frazer's bolder theories, and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes.

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St. Martin's Press has for some time now accepted the noble mission of keeping Frazer's (1854-1941) seminal work (essentially a transhistoric, comparative anthropology of folklore, magic, and religion) before the public in the complete and original form of its third edition (originally published in London by Macmillan, 1911-1915), rather than the ubiquitous abridgments which debase both the subject and the author's magisterial command of his materials and his art. Contrary to opinion from some corners, this is no relic--in the complete form presented here, it is nothing less than a window through which the modern world can watch its own emergence--a work worthy of the company of, say, Marx and Freud. Which makes the publication on acidic paper an egregious error--depriving the account of the endurance it deserves. (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192835413
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Abridgement
Pages:
1012
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is printed from text-scan. That means they scanned pages of a book, and relied on the computer's ability to recognize the characters scanned. That wouldn't be an issue if the book had an editor, but it doesn't. So what you end up with is a long series of sentences without correct punctuation, capitalization, etc. This book is worthless. Spend an extra dollar and buy the official version of the book, with a picture on the cover. Also, the Footnotes and Endnotes don't match up. So you cannot follow any of the textual prompts to the correct source. Makes the enjoyment of the book impossible.
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