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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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User Review  - Daniel Taylor - Goodreads

I believe it was Stephen King, in On Writing, who recommended that writers should reread this classic once a year. The key principle that Strunk and White want to transmit from their brain to yours is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin Vineyard - Goodreads

The Elements of Style cleans up my writing and helps me focus. I've learned to cut adverbs and adjectives and write in an active voice. There's much more this book brings up; those items will form my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Drake Savage - Goodreads

Not only the greatest demonstration of elemental style, but the undisputed Bible of writing literature. White culls his former professor's ingenuity and carves it into a masterpiece well before its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris McCracken - Goodreads

This stands up beautifully, and really is a 'must read' for all interested in reading and writing. It's by no means the last word on the use of written English, but there is a great degree of sense in much of this for all writers. Read full review

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User Review  - Bradley Cannon - Goodreads

Every writer should have a copy of this book somewhere nearby! Read full review

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User Review  - Janet Ankiel - Goodreads

Just the best book ever for anyone who writes! Every teacher should know this classic. Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ffakih08 - Goodreads

Informative. Essential. Read full review

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User Review  - Beatriz - Goodreads

An excellent guide to journalistic writing, especially useful for those who, like me, have become too immersed in academic writing and find it difficult to write for a wider readership. Although some ... Read full review

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