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    • The Golden Bough

    • Edition of 1894
    • By: James G. Frazer
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Just as Proust derives an entire world of feeling, people and events from the taste of a madeleine, James G. Frazer brings us into a worldwide survey of religion, folklore, culture, symbolism and ritual using the Priest of Nemi as his starting point. Starting from the image of the lonely, doomed high priest, prowling his precinct night and day, sword in hand, hardly daring to sleep as he awaited the assault of the man who would kill him and take his place, Frazer roams the world of ancient and modern religious and ceremonial practice in search of the underlying universals of human thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive and dated but interesting

    • By Michael on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $33.57