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Why is this book praised so much? At least textbooks have pictures

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Alan Cecil Because it's the Elements of Style, not the Elements of Photography.
Hunter Because it contains concise, effective advice. Many authors, including Stephen King, say it is a must read for writers.
Daniel Hiland Because it contains true principles about the craft of writing.
Edwin Stratton-Mackay Because there are still idiots in this world who haven't realised Strunk and White are idiots.
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