The Elements of Style - Fourth Edition Author:William Strunk Jr., E. B. White, Roger Angell This is a timeless reference book. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, this "excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have." It should be the ". . . daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all" (Green... more »sboro Daily New). "No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume" (The Boston Globe). Two volumes in braille.« less
This book is an essential part of any good library--but especially for anyone who writes, whether for business, school, or pleasure. It contains succinct but thorough advice on spelling, word usage, form, composition, and writing style. If you ever have trouble knowing when to use "lie" or "lay" (and you really want to get it right), then this is the book for you.
A practical style guide to writing standard, edited American English, including grammar, best usage and prose style.
Originally written and published in 1918 by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr, it was edited, updated and republished in 1959 by E. B. White, who had studied under Strunk in the years following World War I. Macmillan and Company in 1957 commissioned White to prepare this new edition of the book. Though Strunk had passed away, White independently built on his foundation to create a rare reference book that\'s also a literary classic. Strunk\'s version concentrated on specific questions of usage, cultivating good writing and avoiding prolixities: \"Make every word tell.\" White updated and extended these sections and added an introductory essay and the conclusion, \"An Approach to Style,\" a broader guide to writing in English. The standard reference for American students and writers.
This is one of the finest books there is on writing. Clear, concise, and easy to read -- this is not your typical English text book. This book should be required reading in high school English classes. Originally published in 1935, it has been periodically updated and re-released over the years. Most of the information is timeless, and applies to all types of written work even speaking to an extent.
With so many people now writing publicly on the Internet, whether they be blogging, writing news articles, or just an e-mail to grandma, it is easy to see that there is a great need for more people to read this book.
This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction, and other writing essentials. In brief and concise terms, author William Strunk, Jr., identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Originally published in 1918, this authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance.
A must-have for any student or writer, it offers accessible explanations and concrete examples.