The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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A study of heroism in the myths of the world - an exploration of all the elements common to the great stories that have helped people make sense of their lives from the earliest times. It takes in Greek Apollo, Maori and Jewish rites, the Buddha, Wotan, and the bothers Grimm's Frog-King.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 27mm | 320g
  • Fontana Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w photographs
  • 0586085718
  • 9780586085714
  • 33,149

About Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was born in New York City in 1904 and educated in America, France and Germany. He is the author of the four-volume study of world mythologies collectively titled 'The Masks of God', among other works. He has also edited 'The Portable Jung' and 'The Portable Arabian Nights'. He lives in Hawaii.
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