The Elements of Style: the Original Edition

The Elements of Style: the Original Edition

by William Strunk
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The Elements of Style: the Original Edition by William Strunk

This classic reference is a must-have for any student or writer. In this brief handbook, Strunk identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Authoritative and engagingly written, this is simply the greatest book of its kind.

"The Elements of Style," by William Strunk, is a prescriptive American English writing style guide comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of forty-nine "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of fifty-seven "words often misspelled." This reprint reproduces the text of the 1920 edition. This authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. Covers grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction and other basic writing essentials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470067847
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2012
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 547,850
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk.

E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used "the little book" for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style.

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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 More than 1 year 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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