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The hero's journey

Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2009.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
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Provides an examination of the hero's journey as a plot device in classic literary works.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hero's journey.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2009
(DLC) 2008042983
(OCoLC)259716212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781438119199 1438119194
OCLC Number: 362136651
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages).
Contents: The Aeneid (Virgil). "Aeneas" by T.R. Glover, in Virgil (1904) --
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll). "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Kathleen Blake, in Play, Games, and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll (1974) --
Beowulf. "Beowulf" by W.P. Ker, in Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature (1908) --
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens). "David Copperfield and the Emergence of the Homeless Hero" by Beth F. Herst, in The Dickens Hero: Selfhood and Alienation in the Dickens World (1990) --
Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes). "Don Quixote" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh, in Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays, 1896-1916 (1923) --
The Epic of Gilgamesh. "The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hero's Journey" by Merritt Moseley --
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin). "James Baldwin" by Robert Bone, in The Negro Novel in America (1965) --
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë). "Jane Eyre and the Hero's Journey" by Merritt Moseley --
Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare). "The Political Odyssey: Shakespeare's Exploration of Ethics in Julius Caesar" by Matthew Sims --
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien). "Hobbits and Heroism" by Richard L. Purtill, in J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality, and Religion (1984) --
A Man for All Seasons (Robert Bolt). "The Hero as Rebel: Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons" by Scott Walters --
Middlemarch (George Eliot). "Middlemarch and the Hero's Journey" by Merritt Moseley --
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville). "Moby Dick" by William Ellery Sedgwick, in Herman Melville: The Tragedy ofMind (1944) --
The Odyssey (Homer). "The Man of Many Turns" by Albert Cook, in The Classic Line: A Study in Epic Poetry (1966) --
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce). "On A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by Dorothy Van Ghent, in The English Novel: Form and Function (1953) --
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen). "Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen's 'Patrician Hero" by Kenneth L. Moler, in Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 (1967) --
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. "Sir Gawain's Unfulfilled/Unfulfilling Quest" by Michael G. Cornelius --
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee). "'Stand up; your father's passing:' Atticus Finch as Hero Archetype" by Marlisa Santos --
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Maxine Hong Kingston). "The Woman Warrior and the Hero's Journey" by Lauren P. De La Vars --
"The Worn Path" (Eudora Welty). "'The Worn Path' and the Hero's Journey" by Jean Hamm.
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.

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Covers the role of the hero's journey in "Beowulf", "The Lord of the Rings", "Moby-Dick", "To Kill a Mockingbird", and many other works.  Read more...

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