What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? Until the beginning of the twentieth century, most people considered dreams unworthy of serious consideration. Sigmund Freud, however, had noticed that they formed an active part in the analysis of his patients, and he gradually came to believe that they represent struggles by the unconscious to resolve conflicts.Freud offers an incisive and enduringly relevant examination of dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark work grants us unique insight into our sleeping experiences. 'The Interpretation of Dreams' is undoubtedly an important early work on the subject of dream analysis.