Style: The art of writing well

Style: The art of writing well

by F. L. Lucas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857191878
Publisher: Harriman House Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: Harriman Modern Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

F. L. Lucas (1894-1967), Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, was a distinguished scholar known for his studies of the classics as well as of English literature. The Sunday Times wrote that "Lucas has distinguished himself in more than thirty volumes as a poet, a novelist, a translator, a biographer, a critic and an editor. He is entitled to write about style because he writes with style."

Table of Contents

About the Author
A Brief History of Style
Author's Acknowledgements
1. The Value of Style
2. The Foundation of Style - Character
3. Courtesy to Readers (1), Clarity
4. Courtesy to Readers (2), Brevity and Variety
5. Courtesy to Readers (3), Urbanity and Simplicity
6. Good Humour and Gaiety
7. Good Sense and Sincerity
8. Good Health and Vitality
9. Simile and Metaphor
10. The Harmony of Prose
11. Methods of Writing
Publisher's Acknowledgements

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