1974

Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

Keywords
Boone Myth
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DB shares several features with the classical epic hero: feats of almost superhuman prowess; single-handed combats against dreaded foes; pride in his weapon, horse, and wife; fame through myth rather than fact. But unlike the classical epic hero, DB is not given to vows and boastings, nor to the duties of vengence; his birth is not remarkable, his station among the common folk, not the nobility; his death is not the result of treachery, not tragic. (SMITH2:27n)

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