Using a wide range of twentieth-century literary prose Laura Wright and Jonathan Hope provide an interactive' introduction to the techniques of stylistic analysis. Divided up into five sections; the noun phrase, the verb phrase, the clause, text structure and vocabulary, the book also provides an introduction to the basics of descriptive grammar for beginning students. Presumes no prior linguistic knowledge Provides a comprehensive glossary of terms Adaptable: designed to be used in a variety of classroom contexts Introduces students to an enormous range of 20th century literature from James Joyce to Roddy Doyle A practical coursebook rather than a survey account of stylistics as a discipline, the book provides over forty opportunities for hands-on stylistic analysis. For each linguistic feature under discussion the reader is offered a definition, a text for analysis, exercises and tasks, in addition to a suggested solution. Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook is genuinely student friendly' and will be an invaluable tool for all beginning undergraduates and A-level students of language and literature.