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The Hero with a Thousand Faces


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.600

Amazing story

by PattieK on Feb 11, 2011

I was interested in reading this book after reading The Power of Myth last year, by the same author. Whereas the Power of Myth was essentially an overview of Cambell's work, this book is a deeper, more specific study. One of the best things about it is how it illustrates the major arguments by including ... More



by StarryTelling on Aug 27, 2009

Though not designed for this purpose, it is a great book to read while taking an improv class. One can substitute the word improv for mythology in a few of the paragraphs and it still makes sense! More


A delightful adventure

by WCook on Dec 7, 2007

Originally written in 1949, this book has become a classic, wielding an influence at least as great as that of Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough. Many prominent people have admitted being influenced by it, including filmmaker George Lucas, who read it after completing the draft of the first "Star ... More


A good read...

by Buxroc on Oct 19, 2007

I bought this to listen to while on a was something I thought about using when I I do teach units on heroes and myths. While the story was good...taking the hero myths and stories in all different directions...I would definitely recommend actually reading this and not listening ... More

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