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This is a timeless classic for any professional writer, or those looking to become a professional. And it’s under $5 in paperback. It should sit on every writer’s shelf, and be referred to often! It’s got 4.5 stars and over 2,000 reviews, which is impressive, but the fact is that reviews don’t make it a great book. The fact that I have this book and use it often is what makes it a great book. I have no problem recommending any book that I refer to regularly, and this is one of the chief among them.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#1 in Books > Textbooks > Humanities > Literature > Creative Writing & Composition
#1 in Books > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Writing > Fiction
#1 in Books > Reference > Words, Language & Grammar > Reference


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.

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

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