Overview:Nabokov's Favourite Word Is Mauve: The literary quirks and oddities of our most-loved authors - What are our favourite authors' words? Which bestselling writer uses the most cliches? How can we judge a book by its cover? Data meets literature in this playful and informative look at our favourite authors and their masterpieces.'What fun this is! Ben Blatt's charming book applies numerical know-how to questions of literary style, teasing out insights about cliffhangers, adverbs' JORDAN ELLENBERG, author of How Not to Be Wrong 'Lively ... worthwhile ... Read this book thoughtfully. It's fun. And, I think, the shape of interesting things to come' The Times'Fascinating ... the book had me humming with pleasure' The Sunday Times Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve is a playful look at what the numbers have to say about our favourite authors and their classic books. Journalist and statistician Ben Blatt asks the questions that have intrigued curious book lovers for generations: Does each writer have their own stylistic footprint? Do men and women write differently? What are the crutch words our best-loved authors fall back on? Spanning from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to fan fiction, JK Rowling and Stephen King, Blatt reveals the quirks and oddities of the world's greatest writers.This is a lighthearted, humorous book that uses numbers to inform our understanding of words to enlighten, to clarify, and, above all, to entertain.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725708-9781471152825. It was written by the following authors: Ben Blatt. Book Nabokov's Favourite Word Is Mauve: The literary quirks and oddities of our most-loved authors, which can be read online, published by the company: Simon & Schuster Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Language, Humour, Reference. The book was published on 2017-03-23 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 414 g. File for download Nabokov's Favourite Word Is Mauve: The literary quirks and oddities of our most-loved authors has PDF format and is called nabokovs-favourite-word-is-mauve-the-literary-quirks-and-oddities-of-our-most-loved-authors.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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