The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

Cover image of 'The seven basic plots' by Christopher Booker

The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

Christopher Booker

Ever noticed that Beowulf has a lot in common with Dr No? We hadn’t either until this lesson from Christopher Brooker. Examining the very art of storytelling, he looks at the seven basic plots he believes to be at the heart of all stories, and why some of these plots thrive or flounder at particular points in history. It’s an argument painted with some very broad brush strokes – but interesting nonetheless.

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