ISBN-10:
0812218140
ISBN-13:
9780812218145
Pub. Date:
05/03/2002
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Plain Style: A Guide to Written English

Plain Style: A Guide to Written English

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ISBN-13: 9780812218145
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/03/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 238,064
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Christopher Lasch (1932-1994) was Professor of History at the University of Rochester. Among his many books are The Culture of Narcissism, The Minimal Self, The True and Only Heaven, and Haven in a Heartless World. Stewart Weaver is Professor of History at the University of Rochester.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Christopher Lasch and the Politics of the Plain Style
A Note on the Text
I Elementary Principles of Literary Construction
II Conventions Governing Punctuation, Capitalization, Typography, and Footnotes
III Characteristics of Bad Writing
IV Words Often Misused
V Words Often Mispronounced
VI Proofreaders' Marks

Index

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