Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1973.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Part one: The hidden river of adrogyny -- Part two: The woman as hero -- Part three: The Bloomsbury group -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index.
In this quietly provocative book, Carolyn G. Heilbrun opens our eyes to the ways in which the concept of androgyny - the realization of man in woman and woman in man - has run, like a hidden river, from its source in pre-Hellenic myth through the Western world. The androgynous ideal sohws iteself to be a creative and civilizing force conducive to the survival of a truly human society.