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The Elements of Style Paperback – September 23, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1492795353 ISBN-10: 1492795356

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: The Style Manual Press (September 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492795356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492795353
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This little book is essential to anyone who writes.
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One day, if I have time, I will go back to this book and see how much my writing has been improved.
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This Elements of Style helps give your writing professional polish.
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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful By R. Borja on June 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
You are not getting Strunk & White's The Elements of Style. You are merely getting the 1919 version of The Elements of Style -- before E.B. White improved it. And who the heck is William Strunk, Jr.? That is an ingenuous claim. Strunk's son did not edit nor annotate The Elements of Style.

If you're happy with just the 1919 version, get the FREE Kindle version, not this bogus one. Save your money.
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136 of 142 people found the following review helpful By BDMJ on January 23, 2012
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I'm a huge fan of Strunk and White's "Elements of Style," however, this is not the Strunk and White edition. This is simply a digitized-for-Kindle version of the original (Strunk only) edition.

There's a reason that college classes across the country use the Strunk and White edition--it is simply better.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 6, 2012
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I was disappointed to find out only after purchasing the book that this Kindle edition of The Elements of Style is not the one that was revised by E. B. White.

That issue aside, it is not clear what literary contribution has been made to the original text by the editor in this edition.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Woodruff on September 7, 2012
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Others have noted that this contains only "Strunk" and no "White" and you can find the Strunk online for free (as PDF). My issue was worse: A major section of the Strunk was missing. I'm not sure if this just happened do my download or if it's true for everyone. If you spot a problem with a Kindle book within 7 days, you are entitled to a refund. Just go to "Manage my Kindle."
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By SoCalAvAZ on August 23, 2011
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I was referred to this book by several writer friends. I'm not a writer myself but I take interest in proper grammar and use of the English language. I decided to get the kindle edition so I could reference the book whenever I wanted. There are two kindle editions and I opted for this one since it's the updated 2011 edition.

From the very first page I knew I was going to love this book. Why? Because it cut's to the chase and starts off with grammar rules right away. Plus, I learned something new on the 3rd page. It also provided confirmation for things that I was using correctly but never knew for sure.

I don't think you need to be a writer to get this book. If you simply want to perfect your own writing for you own sake, have a read and I'm sure you'll learn a few new things.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Aubertin on May 28, 2012
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This book is a very limited glance at basic elements of Strunk & White, but as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't touch it": this truncated version is only useful for someone who would write as a hobby, or for personal messages or letters, etc. Certainly not for the serious nor the "entrepreneuring" writer. Go for the original and widely known version by both Strunk & White. As others have mentioned, there is a reason why teachers recommend the full edition.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stanford Siver on December 20, 2011
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The simple presentations of rules and examples in this book are fantastic.
Wish I'd had a copy before I struggled through writing my dissertation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ReviewMaster on February 8, 2014
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It is THE go to book on Style, editing and grammar. I first became familiar with Strunk when I was attending the University of Memphis. it has been a welcome part of my writing library since those days of long ago. I can attest that the quality of my writing has been frequently enhanced because I turned to this little volume for guidance. Worth every penny if you write on a regular basis.

Thanks for reading my review.
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