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

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 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN3355 .C36    AVAILABLE  
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 MUSKINGUM STACKS  PN3355 .C36    AVAILABLE  
Subject Fiction -- Technique.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Literary form.
Detective and mystery stories -- Technique.
Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Western stories -- Technique.
Western stories -- History and criticism.
Adventure stories -- Technique.
Adventure stories -- History and criticism.
Description viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index.
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.
ISBN 0226098672 (pbk.)
9780226098678 (pbk.)
0226098664
9780226098661
OCLC # 1528280