FANTASTIC BODY TRANSFORMATIONS

ROMANCE

features:

• the quest formula
• the theme of love
• the element of magic
• dialectic structure: good/evil, hero/enemy, ... 
• digressive narrative mode 


examples: 

Sir Walter Scott, The Monastery: A Romance (1820) 
George Meredith, Adventures of Harry Richmond (1871) 
William Morris, The Wood beyond the World (1894) 
H. Rider Haggard, She (1887)
T.H. White, The Once and Future King (1958) 
A.S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance (1990)