Despite their infinite variety of incident, setting and costume, the myths of the world offer only a limited number of responses to the riddle of life. In this book, Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth. Campbell's works formed the foundation relied upon by George Lucas to create and develop Luke Skywalker, the Star Wars hero. If you relate the hero's path to Hollywood's greatest motion pictures, you'll see the importance and ultimate transformation from ordinary man to hero. Campbell was a genius!
This vintage copy is from the Bollingen Series. It has the prior owner's name and social security number handwritten on the inside cover.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date: Third Printing 1973