CDN$ 17.87
  • List Price: CDN$ 28.50
  • You Save: CDN$ 10.63 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Hardcover – Jul 28 2008


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 17.87
CDN$ 16.06 CDN$ 13.98

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

The Hero with a Thousand Faces + The Power of Myth + The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
Price For All Three: CDN$ 49.46

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Power of Myth CDN$ 13.72

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers CDN$ 17.87

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 3rd edition (July 28 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577315936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577315933
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. Labrie on Oct. 17 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is exhaustively researched, and full of rich detail. This said, I think Campbell could have summarized his points more often, and more effectively. Hence; it is easy to get lost in the minutiae. I would recommend the book for anyone interested in digging deeply into the psychological basis of mythology. On that score it is unparalleled

If the reader is interested in applying mythology to writing, Chritopher Vogler's book "The Writer's Journey" is more focused. This book covers the same territory, wihin a workable structure, showing how to apply mythology to contemporary writing. Then again, if you have the time, read them both. Cheers,
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tami Brady HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 9 2008
Format: Hardcover
The Hero with a Thousand Faces is the work that first introduced me to Joseph Campbell. It was then and continues to be one of my favorite books of all time. Each time I read this valuable resource, I uncover another layer of usefulness. This time, I was specifically looking at how the cycle of the Hero's Journey directly related to the cycle of healing.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces presents Campbell's Hero's Journey. By looking at mythology worldwide, he noticed some very significant similarities in the journeys taken by the hero or heroine of these stories, hence the cycle. In this work, Campbell presents a number of snippets from different myths showing that indeed such a pattern exists. Indeed, it is a template still used by the best pieces of fiction and some of the most memorable movies.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces is a must have for anyone the least bit interested in mythology as well as every psychologist, writer, and healer on the planet. This is one of those books that quickly becomes dog-eared with consistent reuse.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 95 reviews
54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Humanities Scholar Writing for the Layperson Jan. 10 2010
By P.G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
So what is "Hero?" Campbell is a comparative mythologist, and the original title was "How to Read a Myth." While scholarly in nature, "Hero" is not a formal scholarly paper and should not be read as such. Instead, it falls in the realm of literature. Campbell was awarded the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature for "Hero." As a scholar, he was particularly proud of this fact. While the book is not necessarily an easy read, it was written for the general public. It's difficulty may account for the "snooze factor" some reviewers attribute to it. "Hero" is a broad survey of what is similar about the world's mythologies, remarkable in breadth for its length. Rather than focus on what makes us different, as most comparative religion scholars do, he chose to focus on what makes us similar. If this interests you I suggest you read it. If after you are finished you wish for more depth, I suggest you try his four volume series "Masks of God."

If you read some of the negative reviews you will get the impression Campbell tries to provide you with answers to life's great mysteries. This is false. Instead, he borrows vocabulary from a staggering variety of the world's mythologies to describe that mystery. You will also get the impression that Campbell thinks he found the one and only way to interpret mythology. This is also false. On page one of the epilogue he says, "There is no final system for the interpretation of myths, and there will never be any such thing." You may also get the impression that Campbell was a mystic or part of the New Age movement. Again, false. When asked what method of meditation he practices, he once responded, "I underline sentences." In other words, he is a scholar.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A Classic May 9 2013
By Deborah F. Baratti - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Ever wonder why Frodo and Harry Potter seem to have many of the same personality quirks, face similar self-doubts and challenges? Ever wonder why literally every civilizations has dragon myths? Joseph Campbell was the master of symbology and insight into mankind's quest to fashion for a road map through the journey of life on this planet.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Essential Reading For Writers And Those Who Want To Know Stuff Oct. 31 2013
By Maryann Madsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Really? I have to say why I like this book and think it deserves five stars? Campbell spent a lifetime focused on mythology and shares his insights in language the rest of us can understand. This is the book that helped us awaken to our hard-wiring for story and how those stories are told. This is the book other how-to books are based on. This is the third time I've bought this book because someone either borrows it and doesn't return it, or I read the pages thin.

Highly recommended for anybody setting out on their own journey as a storyteller, those interested in mythology and comparative religion, and those curious about how the human condition expresses itself.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Classic Campbell June 18 2013
By K. E. S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Campbell lived in another time, and so sometimes his vocabulary may not entirely translate. However the ideas and the careful, methodical thought he puts into his writing is priceless. It is clear that he wishes to help us all to "follow our bliss". Through the medium of mythology, Campbell truly explores the deepest need in us all...to live a meaningful and love filled life. Genius.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Gifted... April 24 2009
By Moses - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Joseph Campbell's insights and life testimonie's bring the human condition into absolute focus...truly a wise and kind teacher of the ages. Thanks!

Product Images from Customers

Search


Feedback