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The Seven Basic Plots, 3

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The Quest, Part I

"No type of story is more instantly recognisable to us than a Quest. Far away, we learn, there is some priceless goal, worth any effort to achieve: a treasure; a promised land; something of infinite value. From the moment the hero learns of this prize, the need to set out..."
(Booker, 2004: 69)