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The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The book’s mantra—make every word tell—is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman’s exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. The Elements of Style Illustratedwill come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition.
William Strunk J r. (1869-û1946) was professor of English at Cornell University. He wrote The Elements of Style in 1918 for the use of his students, who dubbed it -ôthe little book.-ö E.B. White (1899-û1985) was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet, and literary stylist whose wide range of writing includes Charlotte-'s Web. Maira Kalman has illustrated twelve children-'s books, numerous covers for The New Yorker, fabrics for fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade, and many other projects.