THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: 50th Anniversary Edition

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings. Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal"). Read full review

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Best short writing style book

User Review  - azreview -

I buy multiples of this book to give to my students who are studying composition and English. A short simple book on how to be a better writer. Truly a CLASSIC book. Price was fantastic on Overstock I think I bought four. Read full review


User Review  - mizggd - Borders

Strunk and White's The Elements of Style is updated and contemporary. It is a classic, simple to understand, direct and entertaining to read. As a writer I keep it by my desk for use in my work as ... Read full review

excellent resource

User Review  - richo1 -

This book is an excellent resource to all types of writers. The book is straightforward and easy to use. I keep it handy in case I forget any rules of writing. Read full review

great reference

User Review  - debraphilly -

This reference book is a useful tool for effective writing. I started using it years ago for editing technical reports and letters. I just purchased numerous copies for my staff to help them brush up on their writing skills. Read full review

Communicate in Style

User Review  - photographytom75 -

For over fifty years The Elements of Style has been the writers go to reference. Read full review

for school

User Review  - jaye1carolina -

Helped me with my writing skills and I still use it from time to time Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Kate Weiskopf - Goodreads

I come from two generations of writers and being a huge grammar nerd, I loved this book. Now, I'm not a TOTAL freak and didn't read the whole thing straight through for enjoyment. However, I still find it very useful to reference while writing a paper. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - BT Robinson - Goodreads

Of all the books of it's kind, this is my choice for my own writing. I wouldn't exactly recommend anyone go out and buy it unless they write for whatever reason. Read full review

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