The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) Book

The Hero with a Thousand Faces This newly redesigned edition of Campbell's seminal 1949 work combines the insights of modern psychology with the author's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. Illustrated. Full descriptionRead More

Visit Cheapest Shop from£15.05 | RRP: £14.88
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount Also available Used from £17.99
  • TheBookPeople

    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 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.

  • Blackwell

    This newly redesigned edition of Campbell's seminal 1949 work combines the insights of modern psychology with the author's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. Illustrated.

  • Amazon Review

    Originally written by Campbell in the '40s-- in his pre-Bill Moyers days -- and famous as George Lucas' inspiration for "Star Wars," this book will likewise inspire any writer or reader in its well considered assertion that while all stories have already been told, this is *not* a bad thing, since the *retelling* is still necessary. And while our own life's journey must always be ended alone, the travel is undertaken in the company not only of immediate loved ones and primal passion, but of the heroes and heroines -- and myth-cycles -- that have preceded us.

  • Product Description

    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 Campbellâ??s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heroâ??s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the worldâ??s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

    As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundationâ??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.

  • 1577315936
  • 9781577315933
  • Joseph Campbell
  • 28 July 2008
  • New World Library
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 432
  • 3

Would you like your name to appear with the review?

We will post your book review within a day or so as long as it meets our guidelines and terms and conditions. All reviews submitted become the licensed property of www.find-book.co.uk as written in our terms and conditions. None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.

All form fields are required.