The Elements of Style (William Strunk)

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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is a prescriptive American English writing style guide comprising seven ‘elementary rules of usage,’ eleven ‘elementary principles of composition,’ ‘a few matters of form,’ a list of sixty-two ‘words and expressions commonly misused,’ and a list of sixty-five ‘words often misspelled.’ In 2011, TIME magazine listed The Elements of Style as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English.”

New Books Playground says: The Elements of Style is what we always love having handy (and always wish we consulted more often).