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The Female Hero in Folklore and Legend
The Female Hero in Folklore and Legend
Author: Tristram Potter Coffin
ISBN-13: 9780671813925
ISBN-10: 0671813927
Publication Date: 6/1/1978
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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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"From the beginning of time, man has been in awe of the mysteies of nature which seem to elevate women much nearer to the gods than any other we know. It is no small wonder that so many legends center on sex." (From the back cover)
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From the beginning of time, man has been in awe of the mysteries of nature which seem to elevate woman to a position much nearer the gods than any other we know. In this book, distinguished folklorist Tristram Potter Coffin considers the most legendary women- Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Guinevere, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Mata Hari, and Sarah Bernhardt among them- separating the face from the fiction that surrounds these full-blooded figures who had their faults but nonetheless achieved far-reaching influence over their men and their worlds. - from the back cover