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The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr., E.B. White
The Elements of Style
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According to the St. Louis Dispatch, this "excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have".It should be the ". . . daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all" (Greensboro... show more
According to the St. Louis Dispatch, this "excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have".It should be the ". . . daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all" (Greensboro Daily New)."No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume" (The Boston Globe).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780205191581 (0205191584)
ASIN: 205191584
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pages no: 85
Edition language: English
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C. Widmann
C. Widmann rated it
5.0 The Elements of Style
This manual alone won't make you a bestselling author. In fact, certain divine writers break every rule in the book. (I'm talking about Heimito von Doderer.) But The Elements of Style can help you find your own. Highly recommendable for students and mediocre writers.
danae
danae rated it
I did not like this book. It is pretty much entirely one man's opinion on how one should write. I agreed with him here and there, but for the most part, he kind of got on my nerves. I liked the chapter by White better than those by Strunk. White doesn't sound so old and crotchety. This would be fine...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Elements of Style
Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 The Elements of Style
Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
travelin
travelin rated it
0.0 The Elements of Style
Too short, too bloodless, too focused on being brief, explicit and direct, mostly by demanding construction of sentences using active voice. A friend with a PH.D, forced by the demands of academic publishing to write in nothing but passive voice, developed a maddening frustration, after being taught...
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