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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. B. White, William N. Strunk Narrator: Frank McCourt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 1999 ISBN: 9781436141574
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The Elements of Style has long been a valued and beloved resource for all writers. Hailed for its directness and clever insight, this unorthodox textbook was born from a professor’s love for the written word and perfected years later by one of his students—famed author E. B. White. Ever since its first publication in 1959, writers have turned to this book for its wise and accessible advice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The work remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful.” New Yorker
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thomas | 5/21/2011

    " Learn the rules. Then break them. "

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    " The Bible for writers/editors. Simple, easy to understand. "

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    " One of the best books ever about writing. "

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harmony | 5/15/2011

    " If you're ever going to write something for mass consumption, do the masses a favor and read this first. Grammar is the ultimate kindess you can show to your readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fons | 5/14/2011

    " I will take its advice in writing this review:
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    " Indispensable guide to writing in English. To be read, re-read, perused, and assimilated. "

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    " No current or would be writer should be without this. All the irritating obscure semantics of the english language (which has more than its fair share) are explained within clearly and concisely. Go forth and buy; you will thank yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 4/24/2011

    " At least two professors required me to read this. I'm glad I did. Okay, three, three professors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/21/2011

    " This was my indespensible reference book when I started college. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brady | 4/20/2011

    " Essential reading for anyone rusty with the technical aspect of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheneise | 4/17/2011

    " A great guide to understanding English Language. Everyone should read this before attempting to write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ants | 4/13/2011

    " Shucks, I am trained as an engineer. I need all the help I can get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/11/2011

    " As a young writer wannabe, I had this book hammered into my head by English teachers, journalism profs, newspaper editors, etc. There was a reason for that: Strunk and White were right about the basics of good writing. Omit needless words! Oh, yeah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moses Operandi | 4/11/2011

    " How can you fault a book about style that utilizes its subject so flawlessly? "

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About the Author
E.B. White, also the author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, received the Newbery Honor in 1953 for Charlotte's Web. In 1970, he was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature.
About the Narrator

Frank McCourt (1930–2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. He taught in New York City high schools for thirty years. His first book, Angela’s Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the LA Times Book Award. He won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award and the John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education in 2006.