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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition - William Strunk Jr., E. B. White, Roger Angell The Elements of Style travels the decades without showing a single wrinkle. What impressed me most is the attention to the reader, here and there hinting at the "contract" between writers and their readers: "you must sympathize with the reader's plight".

A final admonition to all writers aims at being truthful: "never seek to know the reader's wants [...] glance at the Trend Machine and you are as good as dead, although you may make a nice living."

No one can write decently who is distrustful and untrue.

An anonymous once remarked, "Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar." The Elements of Style says that on every page.