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The hero

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"In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world – arguing that we need them now more than ever. From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling? Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, The Hero is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we'll always need heroes."--Publisher's website.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at OWWL.

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Bloomfield Public Library 809.9 Child (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300139959
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02/08/2020
Clifton Springs Library 809.933 Chi (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300376426
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Lyons Public Library 809.933 CHI (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300551214
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Mount Morris Library 809.93 Chi (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300271787
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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