The Elements of Style (1919) by William Strunk, Jr. (1869-1946)
The Elements of Style ("Strunk & White") is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form," and a list of commonly misused words and expressions. Updated editions of the paperback book are often required reading for American high school and college composition classes.
II Elementary Rules of Usage
III Elementary Principles of Composition
IV A Few Matters of Form
V Words and Expressions Commonly Misused
VI Words Commonly Misspelled