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Part 1.



King Romance is Come Indeed!’: The Fictive, Imperialist and Homosocial World of the Romance of Masculine Adventure and Quest



Part 1.



King Romance is Come Indeed!’: The Fictive, Imperialist and Homosocial World of the Romance of Masculine Adventure and Quest



The romance of masculine adventure and quest concentrates on action and adventure most often in a foreign locale. The fiction of adventure romance is frequently accompanied by allegory through covert references, situations and plots in which masculinity in some of its more extreme forms is manifested. The assurance of white dominance, the proof from technical superiority, the enrolling of ‘loyal natives’ against ‘savages’, and so forth are all present in the narratives. Public schools, regiments, exploration parties, and other exclusively male groups figure largely in this literature and produced rituals and loyalties which generated male bonding at various emotional levels.

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