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

The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion

byJames George Frazer

Kobo ebook | May 18, 2015

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James Frazer’s monumental study of world mythology and folklore has been a controversial work for over a century. The Golden Bough is “a great body of primitive and barbarous beliefs" and essential reading for anyone interested in mythology, supernatural magic or religion, especially modern neo-pagan beliefs. More than one critic has said that it should be required reading for everyone.

“To read [The Golden Bough] is to share in the adventure of mankind’s cultural Odyssey and to undergo an enlargement of one’s own sympathy and understanding for one’s fellow beings...It is a book to be read and reread." -- Ashley Montagu

This Enhanced Media edition is based on Frazer’s single volume 1922 edition.


Title:The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and ReligionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 18, 2015Publisher:Enhanced E-BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars. If your interest is in anthropology or sociology, this is a comprehensive tome that should not be missed. Mythology has always been an interest of mine since I was a child. In my adulthood, I find I am attracted more to the history of the medium and the societies behind the myths than the myths themselves. This well researched work did not disappoint, feeding my thirst and giving me a wealth of information not found in my previous reading.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read I thoroughly enjoyed The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion. It’s a collection of wonderful stories involving the history of the world. The illustrations are quite beautiful. It’s filled with mythology, supernatural magic, and modern neo-pagan practices. I highly recommend and give author James Frazer five stars for the excellent content.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Human history in myths and magic I like history books and I like mythology and folklore. This book combines the two. I read it as the history of the world (or, specifically, northern Europe) as told in myths, cultural beliefs, and religious practices. The neo-pagan aspect is especially interesting to me. Wonderful art, too.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Collectors Dream This is the epitome of a volume a lover of culture, mythology, pagan practices, magic and stories that transcend time should have in their library. . Although this volume has been around for over a hundred years, the writing it still applicable to live in the 21st century. The collection is rich in the wealth of knowledge and tales it tells. It offers stories that are rich in description and tradition. It is a wonderful way to spend a rainy weekend - read a little, dream a little and back and forth. You will find that you will evolve with the book. Also, the art is lovely as well.
Date published: 2015-06-02