Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

Author(s): Jean Chevalier; Alain Gheerbrant (Editor); John Buchanan-Brown (Translator)


This is a remarkable dictionary, exploring the vast and various symbols which abound in literature, religion, national identity and are found at the very heart of our dreams and sub-conscious. Compiled by an international team of experts, each entry is given its complete range of interpretations - sexual and spiritual, official and subversive, cultural and religious - to bring meaning and insight to the symbol.


Available Stock:

Add to Cart

Click & Collect

Add to Wishlist

Product Information

Jean Chevalier was a university lecturer in philosophy and theology before working for UNESCO. He subsequently devoted himself to writing and research, publishing many works on religion and spirituality. He died in 1993. Alain Gheerbrant is a well-known poet and travel-writer, living in Paris. John Buchanan-Brown is a long-established and gifted translator of French books.

General Fields

  • : 9780140512540
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.812
  • : September 1996
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 49mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Chevalier; Alain Gheerbrant (Editor); John Buchanan-Brown (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 2012
  • : English
  • : 306.403
  • : 1184
  • : Mind, body, spirit: thought & practice; Anthropology; Reference works
  • : bibliography