The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph CampbellThe Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

byJoseph Campbell

Hardcover | August 7, 2008

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Since its release in 1949,The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation's Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.

As relevant today as when it was first published,The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists-including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers-and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
Jospeh Campbell was born on March 26th in 1904, in White Plains, NY. As a child in New York, Campbell became interested in Native Americans and mythology through books about American Indians and visits to the American Museum of Natural History. Campbell attended Iona, a private school in Westchester NY, before his mother enrolled him a...
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Title:The Hero with a Thousand FacesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.43 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 1.43 inPublished:August 7, 2008Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting read The book itself is very interesting but sometimes it's hard to follow. When I bought it I was very hyped to read it but probably me expectations were too high.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Read #plumreview A classic read on the journey of the hero throughout history. The language is at times difficult to understand, with some sentences and paragraphs requiring several read throughs for me. Various mythologies and stories are discussed as examples (or otherwise) in this book. Readers should note that the original edition was written in 1949 and uses many Freudian and Jungian concepts and theories that have since been widely debated and contested.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting #plumreview Charting out the idea of the mono-myth that has had an impact on so many great stories, both past and present.
Date published: 2016-12-04

Editorial Reviews

'I have returned to no other book more often since leaving college than this one, and every time I discover new insight into the human journey. Every generation will find inHero wisdom for the ages.'- Bill Moyers'In the three decades since I discoveredThe Hero with a Thousand Faces, it has continued to fascinate and inspire me. Joseph Campbell peers through centuries and shows us that we are all connected by a basic need to hear stories and understand ourselves. As a book, it is wonderful to read; as illumination into the human condition, it is a revelation.'- George Lucas'Campbell's words carry extraordinary weight, not only among scholars but among a wide range of other people who find his search down mythological pathways relevant to their lives today....The book for which he is most famous,The Hero with a Thousand Faces [is] a brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man's eternal struggle for identity.'-Time'In the long run, the most influential book of the twentieth century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell'sThe Hero with a Thousand Faces.'- Christopher Vogler