The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 5
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0691119244

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Excerpt :

Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 4
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : 9780586085714

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Excerpt :

In this compelling and influential work, Joseph Campbell scours the myths of the world to reveal the characteristics common to heroes from all cultures and periods.

The Hero s Journey Book
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The Hero s Journey


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1577314042

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The Hero s Journey Excerpt :

Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

The Heroine with 1001 Faces Book

The Heroine with 1001 Faces


  • Author : Maria Tatar
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631498824

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World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. The Heroine with 1,001 Faces dismantles the cult of warrior heroes, revealing a secret history of heroinism at the very heart of our collective cultural imagination. Maria Tatar, a leading authority on fairy tales and folklore, explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and often deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on redemptive missions. Deploying the domestic crafts and using words as weapons, they have found ways to survive assaults and rescue others from harm, all while repairing the fraying edges in the fabric of their social worlds. Like the tongueless Philomela, who spins the tale of her rape into a tapestry, or Arachne, who portrays the misdeeds of the gods, they have discovered instruments for securing fairness in the storytelling circles where so-called women’s work—spinning, mending, and weaving—is carried out. Tatar challenges the canonical models of heroism in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, with their male-centric emphases on achieving glory and immortality. Finding the women missing from his account and defining their own heroic trajectories is no easy task, for Campbell created the playbook for Hollywood directors. Audiences around the world have willingly surrendered to the lure of quest narratives and charismatic heroes. Whether in the form of Frodo, Luke Skywalker, or Harry Potter, Campbell’s archetypical hero has dominated more than the box office. In a broad-ranging volume that moves with ease from the local to the global, Tatar demonstrates how our new heroines wear their curiosity as a badge of honor rather than a mark of shame, and how their “mischief making” evidences compassion and concern. From Bluebeard’s wife to Nancy Drew, and from Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, women have long crafted stories

Study Guide Book

Study Guide


  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 170561096X

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 116-page guide for "The Hero With A Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Myth and the Unconscious and The Enlightened Hero and the Oneness of All Things.

Sherlock Holmes  The Hero With a Thousand Faces Book

Sherlock Holmes The Hero With a Thousand Faces


  • Author : David MacGregor
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2022-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787056503

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Sherlock Holmes: The Hero With a Thousand Faces ambitiously takes on the task of explaining the continued popularity of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective over the course of three centuries. In plays, films, TV shows, and other media, one generation after another has reimagined Holmes as a romantic hero, action hero, gentleman hero, recovering drug addict, weeping social crusader, high-functioning sociopath, and so on. In essence, Sherlock Holmes has become the blank slate upon which we write the heroic formula that best suits our time and place. Volume One looks at the social and cultural environment in which Sherlock Holmes came to fame. Victorian novelists like Anthony Trollope and William Thackeray had pointedly written "novels without a hero," because in their minds any well-ordered and well-mannered society would have no need for heroes or heroic behavior. Unfortunately, this was at odds with a reality in which criminals like Jack the Ripper stalked the streets and people didn't trust the police, who were generally regarded as corrupt and incompetent. Into this gap stepped the world's first consulting detective, an amateur reasoner of some repute by the name of Sherlock Holmes, who shot to fame in the pages of The Strand Magazine in 1891. When Conan Doyle proceeded to kill Holmes off in 1893, it was American playwright, director, and actor William Gillette who brought the character back to life in his 1899 play Sherlock Holmes, creating a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic with his romantic version of Holmes, and cementing his place as the definitive Sherlock Holmes until the late 1930s. By that point, Sherlock Holmes had developed a cult following who facetiously maintained that Holmes was a real person, formed clubs like The Baker Street Irregulars, and introduced the idea of cosplay to the embryonic world of fandom. These well-educated fanboys subsequently became the self-assigned protectors of Sherlock Holmes, anxious that their version of the char

The Writer s Journey Book
Score: 4
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The Writer s Journey


  • Author : Christopher Vogler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Archetype (Psychology) in literature
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 0330375911

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The Writer s Journey Excerpt :

The Writer's Journey is an insider's guide to how master storytellers from Hitchcock to Spielberg have used mythic structure to create powerful stories. This new edition includes analyses of latest releases such as The Full Monty.

Ranke s History of the Popes Book

Ranke s History of the Popes


  • Author : Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1851
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10025957

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 5
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • Release Date : 2020-11-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611780321

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Explore the Hero's Journey in stories as old as humanity and as new as last night's dream The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change. — Joseph Campbell Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faceshas 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. Reviews: “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 “Cam

The Masks of God Book

The Masks of God


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : New York, Viking Press, 1959-[68]
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Genre: Mythology
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106014325366

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Pathways to Bliss Book
Score: 5
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Pathways to Bliss


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • Release Date : 2020-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611780291

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Pathways to Bliss Excerpt :

Explore myth as a tool for personal growth and transformation Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as “other people's religion.” But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment — or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives. Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

Myths to Live By Book

Myths to Live By


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611780000

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Myths to Live By Excerpt :

Discover Myth "There's no one quite like Joseph Campbell. He knows the vast sweep of man's panoramic past as few men have ever known it." --The Village Voice Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: "a womb with a view." In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space — Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole. This classic has been newly illustrated and annotated in its first new edition since its original publication, which also marks the first ebook in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. In the tradition of The Power of Myth and Pathways to Bliss, Myths to Live By remains one of Joseph Campbell's most enduring, popular, and accessible works.

The Boy of a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 3.5
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The Boy of a Thousand Faces


  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-07-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 1442017783

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Because Alonzo King was born on Halloween, he has always loved monsters. But no one would ever guess that he lives in a haunted house with a graveyard out back, communicates with the dead, turns into a six-armed, slime-covered creature, or is a walking encyclopedia on horror films! However, when The Beast arrives, not even Alonzo can track it down. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the creature stalking his town and make his dream of becoming The Boy of a Thousand Faces come true?01-02 TX Bluebonnet Award Masterlist01-02 TX Bluebonnet Award Masterlist

The Mayflower Book

The Mayflower


  • Author : Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752376012

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Reproduction of the original: The Mayflower by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

The Mythic Image Book

The Mythic Image


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : M J F Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 1567311229

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A paperback edition of Campbell's major study of the mythology of the world's high civilizations over five millennia. It includes nearly 450 illustrations. The text is the same as that of the 1974 edition. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.