Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. i The one of the most popular books for academic syllabi ever and a crucial tool for the aspiring writer, Strunk has made untold contributions to the world of literature. Arguably greater than countless prized novel writers as his work is the foundation of good literature. The most talented mind will require specific words to communicate effectively and accurate punctuation to make it suitable terrain for the reader. A favourite of the great minds and publications of the 20th century, this book is vital for any young writer starting out in the world of fiction or otherwise. <br><br>The capacity to be concise and the importance of eliminating over-reliance on flowery adjectives are extremely important. This book can deliver that to the uncertain prospective author. Alongside grammatical advice the strictures provided on the length of sentences, alliteration, word order and groupings there is an emphasis on readability and style. This chimes perfectly with the need of a new or experienced writer to balance their message with the mode of delivery in order to showcase the narrative to best advantage. <br><br>In 'The Elements of Style' the author exhorts us to 'Make every word tell'. Not to strip out the detail or the necessary descriptor, but that every word must earn its place on the page. The author has taken his own advice well and made every character of material value to the reader and student. One will always remember being grabbed by the active voice and vigorously coached into a better writing style by Strunk's clear and direct instructions.