The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

May 26, 2006|
The Elements of Style: The Original Edition by William Strunk
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The original edition of the most trusted writer's guide to American English, this is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction, and other writing essentials. In brief and concise terms, author William Strunk, Jr., identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition.
Originally published in 1918, this authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering accessible explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. His advice on the principles of composition cites concrete examples of how to maintain clarity by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary embellishment. In addition, Strunk provides valuable pointers on avoiding common errors in the usage of words and expressions, and in spelling. The greatest book of its kind, this volume is a must for any student or writer.
Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and James Thurber who can be cre...
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Title:The Elements of Style: The Original Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Published:May 26, 2006
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486447988

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