Hero with a Thousand Faces, The

Campbell, Joseph

Campbell’s first original work is still one of his best known and most important. It stands as a classic in the field of mythology and comparative religion. This influential study traces the story of the hero’s journey and transformation through virtually all the mythologies of the world. Originally published in 1949, it has inspired generations of students and artists and sold nearly one million copies in various editions.


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. —


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