In Adventure Fiction, the main character experiences unusual, exciting, and potentially dangerous events.  Traditionally, the hero is brave and moral and always saves the day. However, this is not always true in modern fiction. The hero must endure, survive, and overcome obstacles, no matter how dangerous, typically through some unique skill, personal cunning, daring bordering on the insane, or a twist of fate on his or her side.

Adventure is fast-paced, action-oriented, and exciting. This subgenre raises stakes and increases tension dramatically as the tale progresses. This subgenre overlaps with a multitude of genres.


Examples of Adventure Fiction:

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Pirate by Clive Cussler


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