Ripping Yarns, Ideology, and Robbery Under Arms


Turner offers a reading of Robbery Under Arms as an adventure story and assesses its merit in terms of that genre. The portrayal of characters and presentation of action is typical of adventure stories, but Turner concludes that these conventions limit the presentation of a more complex psychological novel.

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Published 1 October 1989 in Volume 14 No. 2. Subjects: Critical reception, Literary criticism, Literary tradition, Novels & novelists, Popular fiction, Rolf Boldrewood.

Cite as: Turner, Graeme. ‘Ripping Yarns, Ideology, and Robbery Under Arms.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 1989, doi: 10.20314/als.bed589e674.