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The landmark study of world myth and culture
Draws on myths, rituals, totems and taboos of ancient European and primitive cultures throughout the world. The third edition of this monumental study of folklore, magic, and religion was abridged by the authour into this single volume in 1922.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Series:||Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
George W. Stocking (1928–2013) was a historian of social anthropology, focused on anthropology’s own past, tracing the field of study’s development on two continents. Stocking was the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was the author of After Tylor, The Ethnographer's Magic and Other Essays in the History of Anthropology, and Victorian Anthropology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.