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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

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This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine ...

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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
2019, Bloomsbury Continuum, London

ISBN-13: 9781472976185

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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
2006, Continuum, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826480378

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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
2004, Continuum, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780826452092

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