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1. The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary
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2. The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
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3. The Elements of Style Illustrated
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4. The Elements of Style (Original
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5. Elements of Style
 
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6. The Elements of Style (with Index)
 
7. The Elements of Style 3rd Edition
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8. The Elements of Style
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9. The Elements of Style: A Style
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10. The Elements of Style by William
11. The Elements of Style
 
12. The Elements of Style, with Revisions,
13. Studies in Music History: Essays
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14. Strunk's The Elements (The Elements
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15. The Importance of The Ghost In
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16. The Elements of Style [ 1920 ]
 
17. The Elements of Style (2nd) Second
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18. Macaulay's and Carlyle's essays
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19. The Gardener's Grandson
 
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1. The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition
by William Strunk, E. B. White
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2008-10-25)
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Asin: 0205632645
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****

You know the authors’ names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. And now The Elements of Style–the most widely read and employed English style manual–is available in a specially bound 50th Anniversary Edition that offers the title's vast audience an opportunity to own a more durable and elegantly bound edition of this time-tested classic.

Offering the same content as the Fourth Edition, revised in 1999, the new casebound 50th Anniversary Edition includes a brief overview of the book's illustrious history. Used extensively by individual writers as well as high school and college students of writing, it has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. This new deluxe edition makes the perfect gift for writers of any age and ability level.

 

 

Fifty Years of Acclaim for The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

                                                                                                                                                                               

“I first read Elements of Style during the summer before I went off to Exeter, and I still direct my students at Harvard to their definition about the difference between 'that' and 'which.'  It is the Bible for good, clear writing.”

                        -- Henry Louis Gates Jr.

 

“For writers of all kinds and sizes the world begins and ends with Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. Only something to actually write about trumps the list of what is required to put words together in some kind of coherent way. I treasure its presence in my life and salute its fifty years of glory and accomplishment.”

                        -- Jim Lehrer

 

The Elements of Style remains an unwavering beacon of light in these grammatically troubled times.  I would be lost without it.”

                        -- Ann Patchett

 

"To the extent I know how to write clearly at all, I probably taught myself while I was teaching others -- seventh graders, in Flint, Michigan, in 1967.  I taught them with a copy of Strunk & White lying in full view on my desk, sort of in the way the Gideons leave Bibles in cheap hotel rooms, as a way of saying to the hapless inhabitant: ‘In case your reckless ways should strand you here, there's help.’  S&W doesn't really teach you how to write, it just tantalizingly reminds you that there's an orderly way to go about it, that clarity's ever your ideal, but -- really -- it's all going to be up to you."

                        -- Richard Ford

 

 

The Elements of Style never seems to go out of date. Its counsel is sound and funny, wise and unpretentious. And while its precepts are a foundation of direct communication, Strunk and White do not insist on a way of writing beyond clear expression. The rest is up to the imagination, the intelligence within.”

                        -- David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker

 

 “It’s the toughness–the irreverence and implicit laughter–that attracted me to the little book when I was seventeen. I fell in love with Strunk & White’s loathing for cant and bloviation, the ruthless cutting of crap, jargon, and extra words. For me, that skeptical directness included a tacit permission by The Elements of Style to break its rules on occasion: an alloy of generosity in the blade, a grace I still admire and still learn from.”

                        -- Robert Pinsky

 

“In the quest for clarity, one can have no better guides than Strunk and White. For me, their book has been invaluable and remains essential.”

                        -- Dan Rather

 

"Eschew surplusage! A perfect book."

                        --Jonathan Lethem

 

"Not until I started teaching writing and I reread The Elements of Style did I realize that

most everything I would be teaching young writers, and everything I would be learning myself as a writer, was contained between the covers of this slim, elegant, wise little book."

                        -- Julia Alvarez

 

 “Strunk and White seared their way into my brain long ago, and I benefit from them daily.”

                        -- Steven J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics

 

“Since high school, I have kept a copy of this book handy. That should be unnecessary. I should, by now, have fully internalized The Elements of Style. But sometimes I get entangled in a paragraph that refuses to be ‘clear, brief, bold.’ I dip back into The Elements of Style and am refreshed.

     After Scott Simon interviewed me on NPR about whether the word ‘e-mail’ needs a hyphen (yes, it does), some listeners, including friends of mine, wondered why I had answered in the affirmative when asked, in passing, ‘Are you a drunken white man?’ Those listeners misheard. ‘Strunk and White man’ was what Scott said.”

                        -- Roy Blount Jr.

 

“Strunk & White--writing's good-natured law firm--still contains enough sparkling good sense to clean up the whole bloviating blogosphere."

                  -- Thomas Mallon

 

 “I used Strunk -- that’s what we called it, Strunk -- as a student at Berkeley fifty years ago.  I didn't know that it was new, and that we were the first generation to be educated in The Elements of Style.  I got a firm foundation in the English language, learned to write basically, and could depict the realistic world.  Then I was able to become an impressionist and expressionist.” 

                  -- Maxine Hong Kingston

 

 “Strunk and White's gigantic little book must be the most readable advice on writing ever written.  Side by side with Roget, Shakespeare, the Bible, and a dictionary, it's an essential for every writer's shelf.”

                        -- X.J. Kennedy... ... Read more

Customer Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book should be a staple in anyone's personal or business library. The book offers everyone today a bible in the proper way to write in any situation you are presented on a daily basis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Re: Book review
This anniversary edition of a key style and grammer manual arrived in excellent condition and in a timely manner without any shipment or condition problems.As to the book, I highly recommend its useful and insightful breakdowns on the English language and its easy to read explanations of the various, and otherwise sometimes complex, English language.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Writing Book
This item was recieved MUCH quicker than was told or than I anticipated. The book arrived in absolute perfect condition and has been extremely helpful to me in my university class. I actually would have enjoyed the read even had it not been a college requirement, as it is definitely written very well. If your looking here you must have an interest, so do yourself a favor and pick one up. You won't regret it at all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Elements of Style
A wonderful read of what's right and what's wrong in constructing English sentences.
A good book to have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
When I read this book in high school English, I had no idea how much it would influence my life.

Now 37 years later, I'm rereading it and seeing what it did for me. It changed my approach, one practical step at a time, and made it possible for me to earn a living as a writer. ... Read more


2. The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
by William Strunk, E. B. White
Hardcover: 105 Pages (1999-09-03)
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Asin: 0205313426
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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*****
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Jyl Scislow- Author of Moral Hazard-A Wall Street Thriller
A must in any writer's collection.I began writing with this book at my side and referred to it often when writing Moral Hazard-A Wall Street Thriller.Don't take everything too seriously though.Use your own judgement with your style and always read your writing out loud.Modern writers aren't so concerned with "correctness" as writer's used to be.Use this book as a guideline.And if you stray, it should be because of a conscious effort to do so, having known the "correct" way to write because you read Strunk and White's, The Elements of Style.Moral Hazard - A Wall Street Thriller

4-0 out of 5 stars Had some damage but usable
I like this book, it is easy to read and understand. It helps me out alot.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Go Wrong With the Classics
This tiny book was required reading at law school in Champaign, IL. The book comes in at about 110 pages because Strunk and White use words with the efficiency of a marksman going after his or her target. Words are used simply, precisely, and none are ever wasted. You will see how elegant and artful writing can be after reading this book, so much so that you will revisit it often.

Most professions, the law included, use jargon often inaccessible to the public.The professionals defend the use as needed to express complex ideas. Strunk and White will have none of it. For them, there is no idea that is so complex that it cannot be put into simple, every day words.The Elements of Style is a monument to the democratic experience. I regret not discovering it before attending law school. Your writing will be the better from your engagement with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Writing
I haven't really got a chance to read the book.Glancing through it, I know this is what I was looking for.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't ruin your creative potential.
The authors violate their own rules.Furthermore, E. B. White flunked out of grammar.Is this some kind of joke?Yet, the book is a best seller.You won't learn anything from this rag.I think it noteworthy that Shakespeare's surrealistic use of language would have been castigated by Strunk and White.Several renowned authors, including C. S. Lewis and A. A. Milne, wrote that linguistic prescriptivism and hypercorrection were not practiced by one great writer in English to date.Uninformed idiots with the opinion of Genghis Khan are pigeonholing succeeding generations of writers based on the publishing house's ability to sell books. ... Read more


3. The Elements of Style Illustrated
by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White
Paperback: 176 Pages (2007-08-28)
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Asin: 0143112724
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The book's mantra-make every word tell-is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. The Elements of Style Illustrated will come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fresh edition of a classic text, deliciouslyillustrated and designed
A friend gave me this illustrated edition of Strunk and White's classic a few years ago. I have been grateful ever since, and have tried to return the favor by giving it as a gift to others in my turn. (It's a rare and happy moment in any writer's life when she gets to give a guide to proper grammar that recipients will actually welcome with a smile.)

I would never have thought that this book needed illustration; in fact, I think I would have wondered what in the world the illustrations could possibly be represent. Yet Kalman's images work with it effortlessly, perhaps because they offer a counterpoint to the prose rather than an attempt to depict it literally. I didn't see the "exuberant, rioutously colorful" quality referenced in "booklover 10's" review here on Amazon; though they are certainly colorful, the images seem more subtle than that to me, always whimsical but sometimes a bit plaintive, if also sometimes obviously funny. Much of the appeal of this particular marriage of authors and illustrator is the disjunction between the text's emphasis on detail and accuracy and Kalman's deliberately naive and simplified (yet always resonant) renderings.

I guess you could say that I've had to do an about-face: hard as it was to imagine the book with illustrations before this edition, I now find it almost impossible to imagine it without them. This book also inspired me to explore some of Kalman's other work; those who enjoyed the illustrations here may also find her And the Pursuit of Happinessand The Principles of Uncertaintya pleasure, as I did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
Quickly sent; immaculate copy. Charming illustrations sent fellow book discussion group members to Amazon for their own copies.

5-0 out of 5 stars A classic with a beautiful wrapping
Wonderful book, timeless advice... plus Maira Kalman!! Her exquisite illustrations pair wonderfully with this major classic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Back to Basics
This book is perfect for anyone that needs a refresher guide after being out of the classroom for a while. I have put it to good use in my writing/composition courses. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Elements ofStyle
I find the illustrations enhance the book's contents.They are whimsical, and keep the subject material in focus.A little bit of humor makes the medicine go down! ... Read more


4. The Elements of Style (Original Edition)
by William Strunk
Paperback: 52 Pages (2008-09-17)
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Asin: 9562916464
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
A masterpiece in the art of clear and concise writing, and an exemplar of the principles it explains. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, bad edition
This review is for the "original edition."

I ordered this not knowing what was meant by "original edition." It turns out the text was greatly expanded in later editions, so this one is missing much surely useful content. The quality of the printing is also crap. What's there is very good, extremely concise (perhaps too much so) English grammar advice, but the more recent editions are a much better choice.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the price
This book has been around for a long time; and its an essential to any writer's library, of course the later edition done with white, is a lot longer and a more in-depth, you'll still satisfied with the quick and easy read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful
THIS WAS A REPLACMENT COPY I GAVE AWAY THE LAST COPY I OWNED. PRACTICAL BOOK. GOOD FOR REFERENCE. ARRIVED ON TIME, AS EXPECTED.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Small Book With A BIG Punch
I first bought "Elements of Style" in 1967 while in college and it collected a lot of dust. However when I started practicing law in 1980 and writing legal briefs for federal courts including writs for cert before the US Supreme Court I pulled it again. This time with seriousness and found it an effective tool for perfecting my grammar and gained a new appreciation for the art of brevity. One of my 2009 Christmas presents to my son who is starting graduate school is.....you guessed it- Elements of Style. Bravo to Professor White for a work that is defies time as it is as relevant today as 30 years ago. The Elements of Style (Original Edition)

5-0 out of 5 stars Elements of Style helps all writers
This book is a handy reference for anyone who is uncertain about the various aspects of writing - sentence structure, punctuation, etc.It particularly helps in the editing process with the classic advice "omit unnecessary words" and gives writers a time-tested guide to expressing thoughts clearly in written form.

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5. Elements of Style
by William Jr. Strunk, E. B. White
Paperback: 72 Pages (2009-06-17)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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*****
The Elements of Style (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., and E..B. White, is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of The Elements of Style details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Still Stylish After All These Years
The "little book" was recommended to me when I was a freshman in college, and I have recommended it to many, many college students whom I have taught. It is still apt and entertaining. This copy is a very nice one. Buy it - even though you are not a student and all you write is email! ... Read more


6. The Elements of Style (with Index)
by Jr. William Strunk, E. B. White
 Paperback: 92 Pages (1979-01)
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Asin: 0024182001
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
A book that will help any writer become a better writer.Amazon.com Review
Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking worldhave been pushing this book on their students since it was firstpublished in 1957.Co-author White later revised it, and it remainsthe most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basicprinciples of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, andwriting style. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars amazon made it easy
this was a black and white film that was a hard to find movie. But I needed it for a school assignment. Amazon made it easy to get. And worth watching.

3-0 out of 5 stars Still the best writing guide
To the many endorsements of The Elements of Style over the years, I can add my unreserved approval as its being the most helpful book for anyone who needs advice on punctuation and/or style.It is blessedly short and to the point; students will read it as opposed to the long textbooks familiar to teachers of college writing. The book has been around a long time, but perhaps that recommends it rather than encourages suspicion.I discovered this book as an undergraduate and have used it throughout my university teaching career.

4-0 out of 5 stars Handy book on writing - style and grammar
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. 3rd edition, with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by White. This book has its origins back in 1919 and was known as "the little book" by the students who used Professor William Strunk Jr. textbook, a slim volume called `The Element of Style' first published in 1935. In 1957, the book was republished and a second edition in 1972, with the 3rd edition, (1979) having revised chapters and a helpful index.

The book is hardback, with just 85 pages plus index and is crammed full of helpful, useful and essential writing on the element of style. The last chapter is different as it sets no hard and fast rules but general guidelines. The book is useful, though some elements are outdated, but as the author declares, but to paraphrase, words change, as do some spellings, though some get fixed in concrete whilst others become obsolete or look out of place as language is always in a state of flux.

The book is one in which you read a few pages or a little more and then digest what you have read. It is more of a slow feast rather than a fast-food takeaway as it takes time to absorb. There is a good section on commonly misused words such as: cope and copes, lend and loan, disinterested and uninterestedetc.

The book also includes many sentences of correct and incorrect composition. Just remember that all the examples on the right hand side are correct, and those on the left are incorrect - if you forget this juncture, you're in trouble!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure
English is the most fascinating of languages. A mixture of all languages and cultures with which it has contact. No wonder it is difficult to manage.
This book helps

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome!!
this book had one dent on the cover and that was the only damage! excellent condition!! ... Read more


7. The Elements of Style 3rd Edition
by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (1979)

Asin: B000THJ9N8
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars amazon made it easy
this was a black and white film that was a hard to find movie. But I needed it for a school assignment. Amazon made it easy to get. And worth watching.

3-0 out of 5 stars Still the best writing guide
To the many endorsements of The Elements of Style over the years, I can add my unreserved approval as its being the most helpful book for anyone who needs advice on punctuation and/or style.It is blessedly short and to the point; students will read it as opposed to the long textbooks familiar to teachers of college writing. The book has been around a long time, but perhaps that recommends it rather than encourages suspicion.I discovered this book as an undergraduate and have used it throughout my university teaching career.

4-0 out of 5 stars Handy book on writing - style and grammar
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. 3rd edition, with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by White. This book has its origins back in 1919 and was known as "the little book" by the students who used Professor William Strunk Jr. textbook, a slim volume called `The Element of Style' first published in 1935. In 1957, the book was republished and a second edition in 1972, with the 3rd edition, (1979) having revised chapters and a helpful index.

The book is hardback, with just 85 pages plus index and is crammed full of helpful, useful and essential writing on the element of style. The last chapter is different as it sets no hard and fast rules but general guidelines. The book is useful, though some elements are outdated, but as the author declares, but to paraphrase, words change, as do some spellings, though some get fixed in concrete whilst others become obsolete or look out of place as language is always in a state of flux.

The book is one in which you read a few pages or a little more and then digest what you have read. It is more of a slow feast rather than a fast-food takeaway as it takes time to absorb. There is a good section on commonly misused words such as: cope and copes, lend and loan, disinterested and uninterestedetc.

The book also includes many sentences of correct and incorrect composition. Just remember that all the examples on the right hand side are correct, and those on the left are incorrect - if you forget this juncture, you're in trouble!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure
English is the most fascinating of languages. A mixture of all languages and cultures with which it has contact. No wonder it is difficult to manage.
This book helps

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome!!
this book had one dent on the cover and that was the only damage! excellent condition!! ... Read more


8. The Elements of Style
by William Strunk
Paperback: 52 Pages (2007-07-08)
list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$3.99
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Asin: 9562919897
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility. -The New York Times ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential
From junior high to Graduate or professional school, if you write, you NEED this book.It's a classic, and when I taught at the university level, I always urged students to have a copy.It contains information for writing a paper or thesis at any level, on any subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book - a note on the physical aspects of the book
I will not comment too much on the content of this book - I believe that there is already substantial evidence that the content is valuable and although some may say that it is common sense, I am amazed as to how many people and writers make the simple and basic mistakes that the book points out.I bought this book to write essays for graduate schools and the principles have already proven helpful and insightful.

A quick note on the physical aspects of the book - as another reviewer pointed it, the pages do look like they were photocopied and the font type looks old-fashioned.However, for a price point of $3, there is little to complain about and if you want a better looking book (with the same content), just search for the more expensive versions of this book on Amazon.

All in all, I would highly recommend this specific version of the book if all you are looking for is the solid writing principles that the book provides.

5-0 out of 5 stars THe Elements of style
I recommend the read especially if you are thinking of writing or are taking a writing course. Thank you!

1-0 out of 5 stars Be careful when buying this book
This was the wrong edition for the class my son to use.It looked like it had been photocopied with most of the pages being very faded looking.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Brief Guideline of Writing Fundamentals
The Elements of Style is concise, direct, and comprehensive in its treatment of the rules of apposite writing.The book includes an overview of conventional rules; commas, conjunctions, independent clauses, and proper sentence and paragraph forms.

As a reference, The Elements of Style has value; however, the book looses appeal by invoking extremes of language and punctuation to present the material.Equal effort is required to interpret the material as there is to understand the lessons themselves.I believe one might be better served searching for a more lucid presentation of rules and usages of writing than is provided in this book. ... Read more


9. The Elements of Style: A Style Guide for Writers
by William Strunk Jr.
Paperback: 64 Pages (2004-05-30)
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Asin: 097522980X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Original 1918 Text ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Elements of Style
This was not what I was looking for...I needed some help with punctuation and this didn't have it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clarity, brevity and style. A little masterpiece.
In our age of sloppy TV captioning, txt and other loose applications of our language and grammar there is something of a revival (perhaps it is a backlash) for books on grammar and the art of writing.

Already EATS SHOOTS & LEAVES has made the best-seller lists, and now we're seeing a repackaging industry forming around Strunk's ELEMENTS OF STYLE. Last December the gorgeous illustrated 4th Edition was published in hardcover, and now we have the reprint of the 1918 first edition. Which is the best choice?

First, I'd eliminate EATS SHOOTS AND LEAVES from consideration. It is a pretty sniffy volume, and I was utterly worn out by the author's hyperactive style of prose. Also, the review in New Yorker fairly pointed out at least a dozen faux pas made by the author. Worse, I detected in that volume the peculiarly English propensity to equate decent grammar with class consciousness. ES&L carries an unpleasant whiff of snobbery that detracts from the discussion.

A far better choice is The Elements of Style. It has deservedly functioned for decades as a bible for journalists and other dedicated wordsmiths. As a buyer you have the choice of this reprint of the 1918 text or the 4th edition that was largely updated by that master of clear, powerful prose: E.B. White

Despite its age, this 1918 book still has immediacy and relevance because the focus is on brevity, clarity and the fine art of telling the story without distractions and frills. In that sense it is a thoroughly modern volume that recognises that we needn't over-decorate our sentences in order to make our point and to paint our pictures. The rules of grammar laid down here are still true.

Yes, it shows some signs of age. Nevertheless I can happily recommend this volume, though I prefer the updated Strunk & White edition for my day to day reference. It was revised for a reason.

Even so, either edition deserves to live by your computer, or to dwell on the desk of your kids. And I hope you wear out your copy: this is a tradition for owners of this simple, direct masterpiece.

5-0 out of 5 stars The original of the great guide
I first encountered Strunk and White's 'Elements of Style' when I was an undergraduate, and I have been a fan of this book ever sense. Perhaps it is because of the excellent teamwork that is apparent on the pages between the master of language, William Strunk, and the master of narrative, E.B. White. How can you go wrong learning grammar from the likes of the author of such wonderful tales as Stuart Little?

During my English composition class as an undergraduate, we had to read this book twice, once at the beginning of the term, and again at the end. I have since referred to the pages so often that I am on my fourth or fifth copy, as the binding and pages have worn out from use. Long before books such as 'Woe is I' or 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves', this book, 'The Elements of Style' has held a certain pride of place in being useful, accessible and interesting in its presentation of a traditionally and typically boring subject - grammar and usage.

Among the pieces I re-read on a frequent basis is the list of commonly misused or abused words and phrases. Here is a list of easily corrected mistakes that the typical writer and speaker needs to keep in mind. Also, the suggestions for composition are gentle reminders that creativity and good craftsmanship need not be contradictory.

'Elements of Style' has been such a popular book that it has undergone several revisions, and has been in print for a very long time.However, this text brings back the original work, the 'authorised' version, as it were, by which to compare the later revised and new revised standard version.If I am making this sound like a work of biblical stature, you may be on to something - just as people swear on the Bible in courts and to take oaths, there are many who swear by this text for proper command of the English langauge.

This is a wonderful gift and wonderful treat for oneself. ... Read more


10. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. & How To Speak And Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin - Special Edition
by William Strunk Jr., Joseph Devlin
Paperback: 164 Pages (2006-08-10)
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Asin: 9562912639
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
The Elements of Style by William Strunk jr.

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How To Speak And Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin - Special Edition

The Elements of Style by William Strunk jr.

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is amust-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice ofcomposition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principalrequirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage andprinciples of composition most commonly violated.

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How To Speak And Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin

In the preparation of this work the writer has kept one end in view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended, that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity,the learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition.

This book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
I think this is a great book for anyone that needs help with grammar, I have it bookmarked in several places. It's an essential for all aspiring authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Concise reference tool
This book is a concise reference book stating plainly what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.Small enough to be read throughly, and yet broad enougn in its coverage to allow the reader to feel prepared for upcoming writing events.

2-0 out of 5 stars Better Quality & Faster Service Needed

"The Elements Of Style and How To Speak And Write Correctly" arrived late along with numerous deficiencies. This inferior product omitted the glossary, index, edited out important examples and in general diluted the quality of this classic. How is any student and/or conscientious writer supposed to find information without an index in either of the books? Wrote a letter to the supplier regarding the above deficiencies--No reply after almost 2 months.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Classic...but....
Of course, The Elements of Style is a classic and it's helpful to combine these two books into one volume but it would be better if a book on writing didn't have so many typos. This edition needs some serious editing. ... Read more


11. The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr.
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-04-29)
list price: US$0.99
Asin: B00284BUJ6
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
The Elments of Style t is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. Countless writers have cited it as one of the most important books they have ever read.

This book, printed as a private edition for the use of his students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book", and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies.

This edition includes an active table of contents.
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Customer Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the book you're looking for
This is the original, out-of-copyright "Elements of Style," not the updated version by Strunk and White.Very disappointed with this purchase.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the best Kindle edition
There are better Kindle editions out there. This one does have linked TOC but it is layed out weirdly. For one thing, it doesn't link back to the TOC from inside the book. For another, there is one main TOC with just the chapter headings and each chapter has its own more detailed TOC. Not very useful. The words wrap nicely but would benefit from better spacing and bullet points around examples. Not bad but there are better editions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elemental
For those wordsmiths eager to write well and to write RIGHT, this little gem here is the bible. Witty yet unequivocal in their treatment and guidance, nothing to date surpasses Strunk & White's "Elements of Style". My own copy sits close by my side as I type. It's dog-eared, coffee-stained, and tattered to shreds now. (Guess that couldn't happen with a Kindle!)

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12. The Elements of Style, with Revisions, an Introduction, and a New Chapter on Writing
by William; White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks) Strunk
 Hardcover: 71 Pages (1959)

Asin: B001DNN35W
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13. Studies in Music History: Essays for Oliver Strunk
by Harold Powers, William Oliver Strunk
Hardcover: 527 Pages (1980-07-25)
list price: US$126.95
Isbn: 031322501X
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14. Strunk's The Elements (The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition)
by William Strunk
Hardcover: Pages (2008)
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Asin: B003NQ9LHQ
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15. The Importance of The Ghost In Hamlet
by William Strunk
Paperback: 24 Pages (2010-04-06)
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Asin: 114014796X
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*****
This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


16. The Elements of Style [ 1920 ]
by William Strunk
Paperback: 60 Pages (2009-08-10)
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Asin: 1112410228
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Originally published in 1920.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


17. The Elements of Style (2nd) Second Edition
by William Strunk
 Hardcover: Pages (1972)

Asin: B00449QL9M
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18. Macaulay's and Carlyle's essays on Samuel Johnson;
by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle, William Strunk
Paperback: 248 Pages (2010-08-17)
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Asin: 1177319322
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*****
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


19. The Gardener's Grandson
by William Strunk
Paperback: 180 Pages (2004-05-27)
list price: US$13.50 -- used & new: US$8.95
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Asin: 1418411078
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*****
When Brittanyaccepted Bobby Joe's proposal during a midnight,champagne and roses carriage ride in Savannah,she made him the happiest man in the world.¿But Bobby Joe was worried about how her parents would take the news,because she was the daughter of the richest man in Silerville,and he was just the gardener's grandson.¿¿Brittany'sfather was against the marriage, and Bobby Joe knew that he had made a verypowerful enemy.¿ The gardener's grandsonhad come in and stolen his daughter away, and Mr. Taylor wouldn't ever forgetthat.¿ He was a very devious, vindictiveman.¿ Bobby Joe knew that he would try toeven the score one day, but he underestimated just how far Mr. Taylor would go! ... Read more


20. The Elements of Style WithRevisions, An Introduction, and a New Chapter on Writing By E. B. White
by William Jr.; White, E.B. Strunk
 Paperback: Pages (1964)

Asin: B000H4P3GU
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