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Author Cawelti, John G.

Title Adventure, mystery, and romance : formula stories as art and popular culture / John G. Cawelti
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1976


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 W'PONDS  808.3 C3834/A  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction The design of this book -- 1. The study of literary formulas -- 2. Notes toward a typology of literary formulas -- 3. The mythology of crime and its formulaic embodiments -- 4. The formula of the classical detective story -- 5. The art of the classical detective story -- 6. The hard-boiled detective story -- 7. Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane -- 8. The Western: a look at the evolution of a formula -- 9. The best-selling social melodrama
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 319-329
Subject Adventure stories -- History and criticism.
Adventure stories -- Technique.
Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories -- Technique.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- Technique.
Literary form.
Western stories -- History and criticism.
Western stories -- Technique.
LC no. 75005077
ISBN 0226098664