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THE HERO by Lee Child
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First UK limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 96 pages. December 2019 LON: Times Literary Supplement ISBN 9780008355784
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THE HERO by Lee Child - SIGNED FIRST EDITION UK BOOK

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As the creator of one of the most iconic literary heroes, Lee Child is perfectly placed to discuss the nature, history and relevance of heroism in modern culture. Analysing everyone from Robin Hood to James Bond, Child’s extended essay gets to the heart of why we value fictional heroes so highly and why they are more important now than ever. Punchy, concise and astute, The Hero is an entertaining and illuminating read.

What makes a hero? Who better to answer that queston than Lee Child...

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.

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5 of 5 Heroism January 15, 2020
Reviewer: Anthony P. from Ormond Beach, FL United States  
A different view of what is a hero.  Child does an excellent job of describing what he believes a hero is.  And he does it in a brief and succinct way.

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