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American Heritage® Book of English Usage. 1996.
With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.
The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993.
This most extensive handbook of the language ever published features over 6,500 descriptive and prescriptive entires with 4,300 hyperlinked cross-references.
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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