The Elements of Style (Classic Edition): With Editor's Notes & Study Guide


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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.



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Date de parution 27 juillet 2018
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EAN13 9789897786709
Langue English

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The Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr.
About Strunk Jr.: William Strunk, Jr. (July 1, 1869, Cincinnati, Ohio – September 26, 1946, Ithaca, New York) was Professor of English at Cornell Unive rsity and is best known as the author of the first editions of The Elements of Sty le, a best-selling guide to English usage. This book, printed as a private edition in 1 918 for the use of his students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book", and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies. I n his first edition, Strunk describes the book as follows: "It aims to lighten the task o f instructor and student by concentrating attention … on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated." This original was revised in 1935 by Strunk and Edward A. Tenney and published under the title The Elements and Practice of Composition. After Strunk's death, it was again rev ised by E. B. White, an editor at The New Yorker who had been one of Strunk's student s. This 1959 edition of The Elements of Style (often referred to as simply Stru nk & White) became a companion to millions of American writers and college freshme n. Strunk earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1890, and Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1896. While he taught English at Cornell for forty- six years, the only other book Strunk wrote was English Metres (published locally in 1922). Better known as an editor, Strunk edited important works by authors in cluding William Shakespeare, John Dryden, and James Fenimore Cooper. He served a s literary consultant to the 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film version of Romeo and Juliet. Strunk married Olivia Emilie Locke in 1900, and they had two sons and a d aughter.