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English Usage, Style & Composition

Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style.
Believing that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student or writer.
Fowler, H. W. 1908. The King’s English, 2nd ed.
This reference work has remained a standard resource—serving generations of students and writers with commonsense rules of style and grammar.

Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, 2nd ed.
This classic defines the distinguishing characteristics of the language of the United States.
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1916. On the Art of Writing.
This collection of lectures captures the artistic and vital nature of language.
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1920. On the Art of Reading.
Rich with insight on the activity of effectual and intelligent reading.
Sapir, Edward. 1921. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech.
The classic text on the relation of language and culture.

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