The Elements Of Style Illustrated by William StrunkThe Elements Of Style Illustrated by William Strunk

The Elements Of Style Illustrated

byWilliam Strunk, E. B. WhiteIllustratorMaira Kalman

Paperback | August 28, 2007

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The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators

Every English writer knows Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. The book’s mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman’s fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.
MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principals of Uncertainty; and has illustrated Michael Pollan's Food Rules and William Strunk and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in
Title:The Elements Of Style IllustratedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143112724

ISBN - 13:9780143112723

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grammatically sound! The illustrations in this edition of The Elements of Style make an already omnipotent book even more potent (regardless of the seeming redundancy of that statement, or its potential for being an example of incorrect usage of adjectives). Read this book to your children -- start early; read this to your parents; read this to your friends; read this to your enemies (don't fight with poor grammar); read this to your lovers; read this to your strangers; read this loudly enough in your rooms so that you are reading it to your neighbours. Strunk & White, with illustrator Kalman, cordially invite you into their love of language, grammar, and above all communication. They'll wrap you up in a hug of "Express coordinate ideas in similar form," "Participle for a verbal noun," "Words often misspelled," and "A few matters of form." Learn to hug back -- learn grammatically correctly to hug back.
Date published: 2008-01-19

Editorial Reviews

"So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken 'the little book' and made it even more elegant and uplifting."-Los Angeles Times "While The Elements of Style has never lacked fans or dutiful adherents, appreciation for this slim volume has taken a turn toward the whimsical and even surreal."-The New York Times "The pictures are playful and subtle, which suits the spirit of this beloved bestseller."-USA Today