Vol. 63 No. 4 (2015)

A Sense of the Magical: Names in Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter

Published 2015-10-02


  • nicknames,
  • naming,
  • politeness,
  • pragmatics,
  • speech acts


Contributing to the enchantment of the author’s celebrated prose, the names in Lord Dunsany’s best-known novel evoke a world of fairytale, myth, and song; ring true to the characters and places they designate; and fashion themselves into a constellation of correspondences in sound, form, and sense.


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