Series: Studies in Literary Themes and Genres

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Ancient Comedy: The War of the Generations (Studies in Literary Themes and Genres) by Dana Sutton1
Autobiography: The Self Made Text by James Goodwin2
Science Fiction Before 1900: Imagination Discovers Technology (Genres in Context) by Paul K. Alkon3
The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice (Genres in Context) by Charles May4
The Fairy Tale: The Magic Mirror of the Imagination by Steven Swann Jones5
The Composite Novel: The Short Story Cycle in Transition (Twayne's Studies in Literary Themes and Genres Series) by Margaret Dunn6
Twayne's Studies in Literary Themes and Genres Series - Nature Writing: The Pastoral Impulse in America by Don Scheese7
The Dramatic Monologue (Studies in Literary Themes and Genres, No. 10. X) by Elisabeth A. Howe10
Biography: Writing Lives (Genres in Context) by Catherine N. Parke11
Science Fiction After 1900: From the Steam Man to the Stars (Genres in Context) by Brooks Landon12
Studies in Literary Themes and Genres Series: The Sea Voyage Narrative by Robert Foulke14
Travel Writing (Genres in Context) by Casey Blanton15
Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination (Genres in Context) by Richard Mathews16

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