The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

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by William Strunk
     
 

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, and "a few matters of form" as well as a list of commonly misused words and…  See more details below

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, and "a few matters of form" as well as a list of commonly misused words and expressions. Updated editions of the paperback book are often required reading for American high school and college composition classes.

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ISBN-13:
2940016196336
Publisher:
Wishland Publishing
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
273 KB

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The Elements of Style 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
clstearns More than 1 year ago
This book DOES NOT include the addendum by E.B. White, "An Approach to Style," even though the description includes it in the contents listing.
fluffypiranha More than 1 year ago
I should have had a closer look at the contents. It's a handy guide to have with you always. I was hoping to replace my paperback copy but that will remain on my bookshelf. This is only Strunk's section. The original basic "little book". It is still a very useful guide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was originally published a gazillion years ago. B&N needs to provide complete publication information, including such really important things as the Edition number. Publication date does not really tell one anything as it could be a reprinting or the date a really old book was published as an eBook.
revbranwen More than 1 year ago
The Elements of Style is a "must" for writers. It is informative, highly readable, and witty. This scan is a major disappointment. Entire words and lines are missing, and there are misspellings galore. All this adds up to frustration and confusion. Explore paid options, or buy the book -- as a book.
catburglar 16 days ago
An outstanding manual of style for writers of essays or books, fact or fiction; well-written; easy to follow; unfortunately no index
HaleAna More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever on writing. It remains at the top for a reason. Wonderful for everybody, not just teachers and students. I have both print and Nook editions of this.
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sensiblycrazy More than 1 year ago
I know the book and is great, but this B&N scans are awful. better get it somewhere else
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