New York: Basic Books, 1974.
Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. x, 275 pp, with illustrations, index. A fine copy in attractive dust jacket with a 1/2 inch tear to the rear panel. Subtitled on the jacket "The Fate of Adventure in the Western World." Explores "the archaic values of adventure and examines that demonic, half-human personage, the adventurer, who inhabits the folklore and the epic literature of Europe, Greece, and the ancient Middle East. It traces the overthrow of the adventurer in our own domestically inclined culture, as well as the isolated irruptions of a new adventure myth in the work of rare modern writers" (Preface).