Cawelti, John G.
Title ADVENTURE, MYSTERY, AND ROMANCE: Formula Stories as Art and Culture
Book Condition Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 336 pages; notes and an index.
Edition First edition, first printing.
Publisher Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, (1976).
0226098664 / 9780226098661
Seller ID 55628.00
In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. He also defines the archetypal patterns of adventure, mystery, romance, melodrama, and fantasy.
Mystery Reference. Literary Criticism. Science Fiction/Fantasy Reference.