The Chicago Manual of Style
Publish date: August 1st 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 984
Edition language: English
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A great reference book. I wish I had the 15th edition, though.
I don't think anyone really "reads" the Chicago Manual of Style, but I've sure referenced it a lot, and in depth.
Too heavy, too expensive, and too orange. Other than that, it is great! Very thorough and well-organized. This is the only style guide I've had where I could both locate the information I needed quickly and get a sufficiently clear and complete explanation to be sure how it applied to my own writing...
College textbook that I've actually used since then.