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The hero with a thousand faces

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This edition was published in by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.

Written in English

416 pages

In this book, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion, enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the 'Old Men' of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.

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The hero with a thousand faces
2008, New World Library
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The hero with a thousand faces
2004, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces
2004, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces
2004, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces
1993, Fontana
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The hero with a thousand faces
1972, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces
1972, Princeton University Press
in English - 2d ed.
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The hero with a thousand faces
1972, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces.
1971, World Pub. Co.
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The hero with a thousand faces.
1968, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces
1968, Princeton University Press
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The hero with a thousand faces.
1968, Princeton University Press
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El héroe de las mil caras
1959, Fondo de Cultura Económica
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The hero with a thousand faces.
1956, Meridian Books
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The hero with a thousand faces.
1949, Pantheon Books
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The hero with a thousand faces

First published in 1949



Work Description

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. (Amazon.com review.)

The hero with a thousand faces

2d ed.

This edition was published in by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.


Edition Description

In this book, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion, enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the 'Old Men' of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.

Table of Contents

Myth and dream
Tragedy and comedy
Hero and the God
World navel
Call to adventure
Refusal of the call
Supernatural aid
Crossing of the first threshold
Belly of a whale
Road of trials
Meeting with the Goddess
Woman as the temptress
Atonement with the father
Apotheosis
Ultimate boon
Refusal of the return
Magic flight
Rescue from without
Crossing of the return threshold
Master of the two worlds
Freedom to live
From psychology to metaphysics
Universal round
Out of the void-space
Within space-life
Breaking of the one into the Manifold
Folk stories of creation
Mother universe
Matrix of destiny
Womb of redemption
Folk stories of virgin motherhood
Primordial hero and the human
Childhood of the human hero
Hero as warrior
Hero as lover
Hero as Emperor and as a tyrant
Hero as world redeemer
Hero as saint
Departure of the hero
End of the Microcosm
End of the Macrocosm
Shapelifter
Function of myth, cult and meditation
Hero today,.

Edition Notes

"Second ed., 1968 ... first Princeton/Bollingen pbk. printing, 1972."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Bollingen series -- 17.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
291/.13
Library of Congress
BL312

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiii, 416 p. :
Number of pages
416

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17629364M
Internet Archive
herowiththousand0000camp_q3q3
ISBN 10
0691017840
OCLC/WorldCat
2972015
Goodreads
588138

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