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Definition of the noun adventure story

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  1. a story of an adventure
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of adventure story: heroic tale
    • more generic word: story = a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • more specific words:
      • thriller = a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
      • saga = a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family

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Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

Underlying the adventure story that tantalized Victorian readers, however, was a political subtext in which existing theories on issues such as race and sexual violence were dramatized and popularized. While it is possible to argue that the ...

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2012)

The Heart of the Curriculum by Margaret Mallett

The traditional adventure story is thrilling because the characters face lifethreatening situations. In the later part of the twentieth century there were many books that included some element of fear and mishap but with a light touch. Teachers ...

Google previewBoy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish

The adventure story offered a medium through which the romance of frontier exploration could be imagined by boys all together. At the same time, the novels exude the ideological belief of the white British male as hero, superior to all others, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Children's Literature (2010)

by Emer O'Sullivan

The first modern adventure story that combined the extraordinary with the realistic was Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719), a survival story that spawned a genre of its own, the robinsonades. Though neither Robinson Crusoe itself nor ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 (1986)

Recent Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

a present day adventure story about a father and son ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Literature of Empire (2010)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Set in 1745, the sea adventure story makes no overt claims for the British Empire beyond a break from urban ennui and an open-ended indulgence in intellectual curiosity.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction (2015)

by Don D'Ammassa

is an adventure story set in a magical world that resembles ancient Egypt. Lee followedthe Secret BooksofVenus series ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (2012)

A - G. by Frederick Burwick

Ivanhoe, by depicting the romance elements of love and chivalry, updates the adventure story for the modern novel. Furthermore, by connecting adventure and romance to the historical, Scott is able to elevate these genres to a more ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2010)

by David HERMAN, Manfred JAHN, Marie-Laure RYAN

outgrowths of other narrative genres: for example, chapbook tales of criminality predated The Newgate Calendar; The Odyssey of Homer came before the adventure story; Gothic narratives came before the sensation novel, and so on.

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (1984)

An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes by Stanley Hochman, McGraw-Hill, inc

a Cane Giovaninetti, Silvio The Adventures of Hohenstaufen Shvarts, Yevgeny Lvovich The Adventures of Moppel in the Vienna Woods, New Zealand, and Morocco Nestroy, Johann The Adventuress Augier, Emile Adventure Story Rattigan, ...

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Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms. (John M. Ford)
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