- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143112724
- ISBN-13: 978-0143112723
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,820 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
"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. " --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
Back when I worked for a newspaper, one of my editors was trying to get a review of mine on a particular page, which meant he needed to edit a little bit out ... he came back and told me - I couldn't edit your review. Every word was essential. - YES. Thank you, Strunk & White.
I purchased a used copy of this book as part of a graduation gift for my 18 year old nephew who recently sent me an e mail that shocked me since he is an honor student at his high school. For someone so bright his writing skills have much to be desired, no doubt in part due to extensive use of text messaging amongst teens (and some adults) these days. Though he's majoring in physics he will still have to take basic general education courses which will involve some degree of composition. He'll probably thank me after he gets the first C in his life in English 101.
Highly recommended for writers and students to polish their publications.
I read it decades ago and remember it being more helpful than I found it this time around. I read it again after assigning it to students (based on my memory). When I reread it, looking for pieces to assign students and quiz them about, it was hard to do.
I don't think it would be very helpful to students of this generation (millennials).
It's also a great "gift" to give college writers who know how to write for the web, but also at least understand basic rules of writing!