The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

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Overview

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James Frazer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140189315
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 944
Sales rank: 274,593
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Frazer was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1854. He died in Cambridge, England, in 1941. Best remembered as the author of the The Golden Bough, Frazer was also an anthropologist, folklorist, and classical scholar. His work was an influence on such notables as Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and James Joyce.

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.

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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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