This highly acclaimed biography is the first to make a comprehensive study of Frazer's life, the influences on his work, and its wide-ranging implications for modern anthropology, classics, cultural history and folklore.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations Acknowledgments
Introduction: Frazer and intellectual biography
1. Childhood and youth 2. Trinity
undergraduate 3. The vista of anthropology 4.
Pausanias and Robertson Smith 5. Mythography
and ambivalence 6. The Golden Bough 7. Smith
Frazer marries 8. Pausanias's Description of
Greece 9. Baldwin Spencer, Andrew Lang, and
Edmund Gosse 10. The second edition 11. The
Hebrew world 12. Lectures on Kingship and
Liverpool 13. Frazer and his critic Marett 14.
The third edition 15. Honor to the king 16.
Return to the classics 17. Aftermath Appendix 1
Additions to Besterman's bibliography Appendix
2 Frazer's notebooks Bibliographic notes
Abbreviations Notes Index