'In the condensed volume which lies before us we can grasp the masterly plan of the whole work; the mind is fascinated by the author's skill as a constructive thinker and a framer of concepts, and also as a compiler of picturesque detail.' - Spectator
'...equally remarkable for its vast assembly of facts and its unusual charm of presentation. Few men of such learning have written more attractively.' - George Sampson, Concise Cambridge History of English Literature
'A classic; theoretically outmoded, but still informative, stimulating and highly readable.' - Maurice Freedman and I. Schapera, Reader's Guide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941) was fellow of Trinity, Cambridge, and appointed to the first named Chair of Social Anthropology in Liverpool. Robert Frazer is Directer of Studies in English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Making of `The Golden Bough' and Sir James Frazer and the Literary Imagination, both for MacMillan in 1990)
This book is one of the best books I have read so far. The way the author connects through ethnographic examples the myths, magic and religious ceremonies and customs is just... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Javi
Purchased this as a reference book so I only dip in occasionally. All okay so far. Only those who are interested in the genre would like to have this in their library. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TRev
Informative but found it to be too much to take in all in one go . Interesting though .Published 7 months ago by carol bates