Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. N. F. Blake
    Pages 1-10
  3. N. F. Blake
    Pages 11-21
  4. N. F. Blake
    Pages 22-35
  5. N. F. Blake
    Pages 36-50
  6. N. F. Blake
    Pages 51-68
  7. N. F. Blake
    Pages 69-82
  8. N. F. Blake
    Pages 83-103
  9. N. F. Blake
    Pages 104-121
  10. N. F. Blake
    Pages 122-144
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 145-152

About this book


This book presents an introduction to stylistics for students of literature. It does not presuppose linguistic knowledge, but it approaches literature in a linguistic way. In the first half it looks at the make-up of a sentence in English and how sentence elements are exploited by literary authors. In the second half it looks at the way in which a text is unified by elements beyond the sentence. The conclusion exemplifies the theory explained in the previous chapters.


cohesion English literature literature Orient pragmatics sound structure style

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Introduction to the Language of Literature
  • Authors Norman Blake
  • Series Title The Language of Literature
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-45410-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-45411-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-21101-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 158
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Language and Literature
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