The Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr.
This writing style guide is a must-read for anyone wanting to master the English language. It covers grammar, usage, and composition, and is often used as required reading in high schools and universities across the US. With eight elementary rules of usage, ten principles of composition, and a list of commonly misused words and expressions, 'The Elements of Style' is the most influential guide of its kind.
First Published in 1918
I reread it every year. It’s a great book. – source
2012-12-26T00:00:00.000ZIf you consider programming to be a subset of writing, and I certainly do, then you would also do well to read Elements of Style and On Writing Well. I’ve found reading those made me a better programmer as well. – source
2019-02-11T08:00:00.000ZThe most frequently gifted book is The Elements of Style because I like good writing. – source