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.
William Strunk Jr.
July 23, 1999
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“…a marvellous and timeless little book… Here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct English.”John Clare, The Telegraph <div id="
I purchased the ebook
We all know this is the go-to book for writing. I’ll skip that then and get right down to the issue at hand. I have seen others stating that this is either the original edition such as that at Project Gutenberg, but either they have updated it here or it never was. This is definitely the 4th edition and I have proof.Around location 765 you’ll find an example of ‘keeping related words together’. It reads as follows:New York’s first commercial human-sperm bank opened Friday with semen samples from eighteen men frozen in a stainless steel tank. »»»»» New York’s first commercial human- sperm bank opened Friday when semen samples were taken from eighteen men. The samples were then frozen and stored in a stainless steel tank.Strunk JR., William. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition . Pandora’s Box. Kindle Edition.The edition at Gutenberg was published in either 1918 or 1919. I am fairly certain that any sperm bank was not even thought of at that time.Don’t be fooled and you can always check for yourself. You can always return Kindle e-books if you find that it is not what you thought it was, within 7 days (at the time of this writing), for a full refund.I just wanted to clarify this information for prospective buyers.
Thumbnail shows 4th edition cover; ebook is actually the Project Gutenberg that is “for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost.”
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, is the absolute must-have book for anyone aspiring to write any sort of content. It is even referenced by some of the other books mentioned in this post. This book is a terse pocket-guide full of best practices for forming sentences. Various concepts are broken down and many example sentences are provided. Much emphasis given to writing a sentence using as few words as possible. The book is so short and so useful that it makes sense to occasionally reread it. The book itself is about 100 years old and almost every single suggestion still holds true today.
This review isn’t to the content of the book, but about the Kindle Edition.The book I downloaded had the cover for the Strunk and E.B. White version, Fourth Edition but was actually the 1920 edition with the wrong cover. So just wanted to give potential readers of this book a head’s up that if you want to buy this book on Kindle, do the “Look Inside” preview to make sure the edition matches the cover and description.
I’ve loved this book since I first ran across it more than 30 years ago. Simple, straight to the point, and easy to understand. Admittedly, some of the rules in here are dated and others have been “relaxed” (or reversed), but writing purists (like myself) still hold this book dear and sacred. One of the best features of this book is that in its brevity it provides a solid foundation for concise writing. Anyone from junior high through college and beyond can learn from this book.Getting this as an eBook just makes it so much easier to carry, means you’ll never lose it, and adds the ability to search it. Love it, love it, love it!
This ought to be the book that is handed out at the beginning of a child’s public education. Not only is it effective at explaining nearly every grammatical concept that one would need to know, it is done succinctly, in a way that it can become a quick reference book. Most grammar textbooks are long and cumbersome, but this could easily fit in a pocket or small bag, which makes it perfectly good at what it does, which is teach grammar, unlike so many of the longer books that make certain people more money, but do nothing for those who read them. If you like reading or writing, get this book.
This little book is a classic necessity for those who want the grammar and usage to be impeccable in their writing.The book is compact, so you can keep it at hand with your other writing needs. It is easy and pleasurable to read, with every writing-related subject you can think of (or should I state, of which you can think) nicely organized, complete with both correct and incorrect examples.I once read a bit of advice from E.B White that stated in essence, “Make every word count.”For me, that is the starting point for excellent writing.
I wield this book furiously at anyone who dares to disagree with my prolific use of the Oxford comma or punctuation-light lists. This was a required textbook on my BA Creative Writing and I still have it sat next to me on my desk at work nearly ten years later. Strunk and White is a handy quick reference guide for good grammar, style, and layout. Despite being a relatively old book the rules in it are timeless, and the writing style of the book itself is uncluttered and easy to follow. Every rule in the book is supported by examples to ease your understanding, making them much easier to apply to your own writing style.
Almost every point in his guide is still relevant, even in the 21st century. A short but clear guide to writing good English. Whether writing fiction: articles, technical papers or textbooks, this guide will help.
This is a priceless little book that I have had for years. I lent it to someone who lost it so I instantly replaced it as it is a reference book I cannot live without. If you are a writer of anything at all then this little gem should be on your shelf. I guarantee that whatever you are looking for regarding good English and grammar, you will find it here. Cannot recommend highly enough. Yes, it’s American, but please get past that. It was first published in 1907 and has been updated several times since then. Grammar is grammar wherever you live!
Since studying at university and graduating, I have kept this book in arms reach on my work desk since! I’m not the best with grammar, and it’s so reassuring to be able to just quickly check something over if your unsure, particularly when writing papers or minutes in a professional capacity.It’s also really small and light, so could be kept in a handbag at all times! I think anyone studying in the English language should have a copy of this, from as young as possible, so they have the confidence to use grammar correctly, and to be able to define their writing style.
A really solid mainstay for all those who fancy themselves a writer, The Elements Of Style is a nice 101 style book when it comes to writing and the use of the English language. It’s brief, concise and straight to the point. I think every writer can learn or at least re-learn something from this. It’s a reletively short read too, bether read in short bursts rather than an all-in-one sitting.
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