1 Heroic Action: Narratives of imperial adventure.
2 Superhuman arts: Narratives of nationalistic faith.
3 Sexual dominance: Leaders and lovers in fiction between the Wars.
4 Violence: The thirties thriller and the 'gathering storm'.
5 Law: The liberal critique and the nightmare of totalitarianism.
6 Technopower: 'Leviathan on wheels' in dystopian science fiction.