Looking at the contemporary poems La Araucana, Ercilla's historical epic of the Spanish conquest of Chile, and The Fairie Queene, Spenser's heroic romance
of knights and damsels, Moore argues that the same key classical images the poets appropriated have dramatically different significance in different contexts, and thus reveal much about the societies and literary praxes in which they are embedded.
Bulwer Lytton's The Last of the Barons spells out the literary battle between genres-the old heroic romance
versus the modern pragmatic world.
Rowling) only the chapter on Walter Wangerin's The Tale of the Dun Cow shows the authors consistently applying the principles they reveal in part one and trying to place the work on their continuum of myth, heroic romance
, and fairy tale.
Foreshadowed by the success of 1 Tamburlaine, the heroic romance
became a staple of the Admiral's Men's repertory.
Meanwhile, the emerging novel challenged the very concept of genre in its heterodox appetite for virtually every other kind: "conduct books, sentimental and rakish comedy, 'she' tragedy, pastoral and heroic romance
, ballads, newspapers, letters, diaries, paintings by Hogarth, essays by Steele" (2).
Bennett provides a valuable addition to the Cavendish play texts by making the comedy The Sociable Companions; Or The Female Wits available in a modern edition for the first time, pairing it with the heroic romance
Bell in Campo.
Ku stated up front that she wanted to "show how a symbolic force of the 'public' was at work in the public sphere which, through the initial construction of heroic romance
, informed, guided and constrained political practices in the process of endowing, cultural meanings upon the latter" (p.
But he also discusses attempts to mythologize the war and relate it to heroic romance
, as David Jones did.
But the Bastard, following Elinor's counsel, chooses an opportunity for heroic romance
over inherited lands.
Canfield begins with Heroic Romance
, in which the plays portray the king and his nobles as "naturally superior, born and bred and divinely appointed (if not anointed) to rule" opposed by villains who are "self-interested statesmen and unruly mobs" (6) and the good guys win.
grasped as the best means of maximising the possibilities of the heroic romance
in his Epigone, histoire du siecle futur (1659).
I am inclined to feel that a desire and a longing for heroic romance
might be a feature not only of `naive readers' but even of those sophisticated people who (think they) can see it.