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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.

    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.

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    ISBN 9780205309023
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reference
    Format Paperback
    Pages 105
    Publisher Date 1999-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Pearson P T R
    Copyright Year 2000
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 4.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 4
    Edition Detail Subsequent
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Strunk, William
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Will help your writing. Great tongue-in-cheek style in many of the examples. If you think you write well, you need this book!

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    • Communicate in Style

      For over fifty years "The Elements of Style" has been the writer's go to reference.

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    • Best short writing style book

      I buy multiples of this book to give to my students who are studying composition and English. A short, simple book on how to be a better writer. Truly a CLASSIC book. Price was fantastic on Overstock: I think I bought four.

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    • for school

      Helped me with my writing skills and I still use it from time to time

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    • great reference

      This reference book is a useful tool for effective writing. I started using it years ago for editing technical reports and letters. I just purchased numerous copies for my staff to help them brush up on their writing skills.

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    • excellent resource

      This book is an excellent resource to all types of writers. The book is straightforward and easy to use. I keep it handy in case I forget any rules of writing.

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