The Elements of Style is a classic guide to writing that distills fundamental principles of effective communication into a concise and practical manual. Written by William Strunk Jr. and later revised by E.B. White, it advocates for clarity, brevity, and simplicity in writing, urging writers to use precise language, avoid excessive verbosity, and eliminate unnecessary words. It covers various aspects of grammar, style, and composition, providing practical rules, examples, and advice to help writers improve their craft. Whether you’re a student, professional, or aspiring writer, this timeless resource serves as a valuable reference for honing your writing skills and creating impactful prose.





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Letters to a young poet in numbers:


7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches



People involved:

William Strunk Jr.


EB White


List of awards

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. is now on my list of favorite books. Find some of the awards it has won.

Reviews from Insiders:

Five stars!

I was able to read this book and it touched me to the core and I came out of it as a changed person. Very few books have ever had that effect on me, and it is relevant on so many levels. It will encourage people to be true to themselves and not keep dark secrets under wraps they suffered as children, often causing pain they carry for a lifetime and in many cases destroy lives – I salut the twins, Marcus and Alex Lewis for their bravery to come forward and share their lives journeys with us. Beautiful job by Hodgkin who tells the story with so much integrity. Even though shocking, this story is inspiring, and empowering and will bring about change. Bravo!


Intriguing coming-of-age story

This is an intriguing coming-of-age story, that reads like a psychological thriller. I have to say that I loved the book more than the documentary, but the story is either way very upsetting yet beautiful. I admire their courage of putting a story that’s so deeply personal out there.


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