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No book on writing and style has become more widely regarded than this little text by William Strunk, Jr. The original version is now over 80 years old and in the public domain. The little book is readily available online, and now as an electronic text. The book is also still in print, revised, updated, and republished as recently as 1999. Take Doc's Writing Test to learn if it can help you.
The Elements of Style was brought to the general public by a former student of William Strunk, E. B. White. In the 1950s White polished the original which was then published by Macmillan. It was revised in 1972, and updated in 1979, again by E. B. White. The fourth edition brings the work current to the 21st century. Everyone who writes has--at some time--studied Strunk & White. spacer
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Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. (1999). The Elements of Style (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan.
tabCover price $6.95, 105 pages.

Classic! This compact classic touches on the high points of good writing. It is well worth reading before taking on a major writing challenge, a good way to refresh your skills. The latest, fourth, edition has been seriously updated and is a great bargain.
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This book has become a standard reference, as well as a point of reference for writers and teachers. Written in the early part of the 20th century, knowledge of the Elements of Style is an accepted part of the cultural literacy of the 21st.

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