The Elements of Style

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Coyote Canyon Press, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 52 pages
1085 Reviews
This book is the classic reference text for clear writing and is generally considered a must-have for any student or writer. In this most revered of writing books, Strunk identifies the necessary qualities of proper American English style; and he does it all with wit and grace. Compelling and timeless, this book is simply the best of its kind.

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Review: The Elements of Style (Elements of Composition Series)

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I've just finished reading and studying this book for the second time, and I've learned much more than before. I recommend it to anyone who has a passion for writing. To further express my gratitude ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style (Elements of Composition Series)

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Everything in it comes in handy in all types of writing. Read full review

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William Strunk Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 1, 1869. He received a bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1890 and Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1896. He taught English at Cornell University for forty-six years. He wrote two books: The Elements of Style, which was later published under the title The Elements and Practice of Composition, and English Metres. He was also an editor and edited important works by such authors as William Shakespeare, John Dryden, and James Fenimore Cooper. He served as a literary consultant to the 1936 MGM film version of Romeo and Juliet. He died on September 26, 1946.

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