Jung’s beginnings were at least as unlikely as those of Freud; they both came from families familiar with financial want. Unlike Freud, however, Jung married an immensely rich heiress. Bair has been successful in recounting the full saga of Jung’s career, even if she concentrates, as any biographer needs to, on the life rather more than the work. She relies on the widest range of authorities and appears to have no tendentious sectarian purposes. The notes at the back of the book run to more than 200 pages and make fascinating reading in themselves.