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The Elements of Style (International Edition)

Handbook / Manual

By: William Strunk and EB White

105 pages, no illustrations

Prentice Hall Macmillan

Paperback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 4 | #115648 | ISBN-13: 9780321248619
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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. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. 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 has 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.

...a marvellous and timeless little book... Here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct English.
- John Clare, "The Telegraph"

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William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, "The Elements of Style", in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk.

E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used "the little book" for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of "The Elements of Style".

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