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The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series, No. 17) (v. 6)

Campbell, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0691097437 / ISBN 13: 9780691097435
Published by Princeton University Press, 1968
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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0691097437 416p. Bollingen Series XVII. Ex-library. Jacket flaps have been glued down to endpapers. Card pocket, barcode labeling, stamps, etc. A piece of the jacket's spine has been removed to show the library labeling directly on the spine of the book.The jacket is faded and shows typical edgewear with small tears. Both flaps have been clipped. The boards (what is visible beneath the un-removable jacket) look like they have escaped any major damage, with the obvious exception of the jacket being glued down and the labeling on the spine. The pages are clean, bright, and unmarked. There is an odd ink mark in the lower margin of page 289 but it does not obscure any text. The binding is sound. Good reading copy. Second Edition. Jacket Condition: Fair. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in Tall. Year: 1968. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-061049

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Title: The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Bollingen ...

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special.


The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.


Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; Campbell's book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. It is a must-have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.

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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.

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