Perilous Escapades: Dimensions of Popular Adventure Fiction

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McFarland, 12 apr 2018 - 183 pagine
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Adventure fiction is one of the easiest narrative forms to recognize but one of the hardest to define because of its overlap with many other genres. This collection of essays attempts to characterize adventure fiction through the exploration of key elements--such as larger-than-life characters and imperialistic ideas--in the genre's 19th- and 20th-century British and American works like The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy and Captain Blood by Sabatini. The author explores the cultural and literary impact of such works, presenting forgotten classics in a new light.
 

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Preface
A Brief Story of Adventure
Robert Louis Stevensons The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses
Rafael Sabatinis Captain Blood His Odyssey
Robert Montgomery Birds Nick of the Woods
Baroness Orczys The Scarlet Pimpernel
Rafael Sabatinis Scaramouche
CJ Cutcliffe Hynes The Lost Continent The Story of Atlantis
AEW Masons The Four Feathers
Robert E Howards The Treasures of Tartary
Elizabeth Peters The Last Camel Died at Noon
PC Wrens Beau Geste
Ian Flemings From Russia with Love
The Changing Image of the Scientist Adventurer in the Lost World Adventure
Bibliography
Index

Anthony Hopes The Prisoner of Zenda
Edwin L Arnolds Lieut Gullivar Jones His Vacation

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Award winner Gary Hoppenstand is a professor in the department of English at Michigan State University. He has published numerous books and more than sixty scholarly articles on topics ranging from popular culture studies to literary studies to media studies. He lives in Holt, Michigan.

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