Synopses & Reviews
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 Campbelland#8217;s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heroand#8217;s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the worldand#8217;s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.
As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundationand#8217;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 artistsand#151;including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakersand#151;and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
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.