The Boston Globe, "White is one of the best stylists and most lucid minds in this country. A great book. Later in the same paragraph, King adds, "I'll tell you right now that every aspiring writer should read "The Elements of Style". Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2019, An invaluable reference book and my new close companion to help me to achieve 'cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in the use of English. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2019. I guarantee that whatever you are looking for regarding good English and grammar, you will find it here. 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. Helpful. ShammyB. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2019. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding." It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk. Something went wrong. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Misleading sales: Stephen King's quote on the cover of this book is actually referring to "Strunk & White" classic edition. It was in the late '50s, I believe; a plain paperback edition. ", Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019. Yes, it's American, but please get past that. There's a problem loading this menu right now. It's not exactly a bad book, he is supposed to be an editor and he probably is - and there is lots of useful information here. The New Yorker, ". This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Telephone Engineer & Management. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. . Well written and concise, but be aware that this is the 1918 edition, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2011. There’s also sentence quoted from another writer as an example that mentions wine, but only in passing. I'm a writer. This book is excellent and every single writer—whether you are a professional author or simply a high-school student—needs it. Readers should instead by the "Strunk & White" edition. William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. White's classic updating. This is a priceless little book that I have had for years. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, includes free international wireless delivery via. But it is not the book that it claims it is - it is disingenuous in that it quotes Stephen King saying you need to get this book (what King meant was the Strunk and White version). This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. As someone else mentioned, there is a typo or two; however, it sticks to the ethos of good writing and the importance of grammar in one's writing. This updated 2018 Classic Edition contains the original version of William Strunk's The Elements of Style, plus a variety of enhancements that make this book even more useful. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The once-valued art of creating precise and principled written expressions seem to be lost, underappreciated and reduced to careless styles through which communications now emerge as bites and bytes. ', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 17, 2018. In his book (his second forward), King notes that most books about writing are not very useful. Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018, This book doesn't need MY approval, or that of anyone else. I recommend it to anyone 13+ for understanding. . There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Does this book contain inappropriate content? I bought this book on a recommendation from Steven King in his own book on writing. 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. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style. Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2019. There was a problem loading your book clubs. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.