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Modern prose : fifteen 2,000 word samples / compiled by Andrew Q. Morton and Neil Hamilton-Smith

 
dc.contributor Morton, A. Q. (Andrew Queen) Department of Computer Science University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
dc.contributor.author Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964
dc.contributor.author Greene, Graham, 1904-
dc.contributor.author Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
dc.contributor.author Borovicka, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963
dc.contributor.author Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
dc.contributor.author Murdoch, Iris
dc.contributor.author Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-
dc.contributor.author Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966
dc.contributor.author Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
dc.contributor.author Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
dc.contributor.author Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
dc.contributor.author Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946
dc.contributor.editor Morton, A. Q. (Andrew Queen)
dc.contributor.editor Hamilton-Smith, N.
dc.coverage.placeName s.l.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-27
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T11:00:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T11:00:16Z
dc.date.created 1909-1959
dc.identifier ota:0172
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/0172
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/0172
dc.description.abstract Fifteen 2,000 word samples comprising selections from the following novels: First published 1939 Title only : selection deleted for unspecified, but likely copyright-related, reasons First published 1959 First edition 1938 First edition 1928 First edition 1945 First edition 1919 First edition 1961 First edition 1951 First edition 1948 First edition 1909 First edition 1919 First edition 1956
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Oxford
dc.relation.ispartof Legacy Collection Digital Museum
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.rights.label PUB
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
dc.subject.lcsh English fiction -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Anthologies -- Great Britain -- 20th century
dc.subject.other Novels
dc.subject.other Anthologies
dc.subject.other Linguistic corpora
dc.title Modern prose : fifteen 2,000 word samples / compiled by Andrew Q. Morton and Neil Hamilton-Smith
dc.type Corpus
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otaterms.date.range 1900-1999

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<A CHANDLER> <W THE BIG SLEEP> <C 1> <P 13> IT WAS ABOUT ELEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, MID OCTOBER, WITH THE SUN NOT SHINING AND A LOOK OF HARD WET RAIN IN THE CLEARNESS OF THE FOOTHILLS. I WAS WEARING MY POWDER-BLUE SUIT, WITH DARK BLUE SHIRT, TIE AND DISPLAY HANDKERCHIEF, BLACK BROGUES, BLACK WOOL SOCKS WITH DARK BLUE CLOCKS ON THEM. I WAS NEAT, CLEAN, SHAVED AND SOBER, AND I DIDN'T CARE WHO KNEW IT. I WAS EVERYTHING THE WELL-DRESSED PRIVATE DETECTIVE OUGHT TO BE. I WAS CALLING ON FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. THE MAIN HALLWAY OF THE STERNWOOD PLACE WAS TWO STORIES HIGH. OVER THE ENTRANCE DOORS, WHICH WOULD HAVE LET IN A TROOP OF INDIAN ELEPHANTS, THERE WAS A BROAD STAINED-GLASS PANEL SHOWING A KNIGHT IN DARK ARMOUR RESCUING A LADY WHO WAS TIED TO A TREE AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY CLOTHES ON BUT SOME VERY LONG AND CONVENIENT HAIR. THE KNIGHT HAD PUSHED THE VISOR OF HIS HELMET BACK TO BE SOCIABLE, AND HE WAS FIDDLING WITH THE KNOTS ON THE ROPES THAT TIED THE LADY TO THE TREE AND NOT GETTING ANYWHER . . .

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