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    DescriptionSince 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.

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    The Hero with a Thousand Faces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781577315933
    ISBN 10: 1577315936

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, PSY026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 201.3
    DC21: 201.3
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 201/.3
    LC classification: BL313 .C28 2008
    Thema V1.0: QR
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    Illustrations note
    Line Drawings throughout
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    Publication date
    30 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Novato, CA
    Review quote
    "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 in "Hero" wisdom for the ages." -- Bill Moyers "In the three decades since I discovered "The 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's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces."" -- Christopher Vogler