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The Resource The reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, Robert Graves, Alan Hodge ; introduction by Patricia T. O'Conner

The reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, Robert Graves, Alan Hodge ; introduction by Patricia T. O'Conner

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The reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose
Title
The reader over your shoulder
Title remainder
a handbook for writers of English prose
Statement of responsibility
Robert Graves, Alan Hodge ; introduction by Patricia T. O'Conner
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Language
eng
Summary
"First published in 1947, The Reader Over Your Shoulder remains required reading for anyone who wants to write more clearly and artfully. Editor Alan Hodge and I, Claudius author Robert Graves enjoin the writer to write as if "a crowd of his prospective readers. [were] looking over his shoulder, " anticipating possible questions and criticism. They identify the most common blunders writers make and lay out forty-one principles--twenty-five dealing with clarity of statement, sixteen with grace of expression--while showing us how to avoid them. Their insights are as fresh and their examples as entertaining seventy years later as they address such topics as "The Use and Abuse of Official English" and "Where Is Good English to Be Found?" In print again for the first time in decades, this lost gem is sure to take its rightful place alongside The Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White's Elements of Style as an indispensable resource for writers of English prose"--
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1895-1985
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Graves, Robert
Dewey number
828/.08
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR751
LC item number
.G7 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1915-1979
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Hodge, Alan
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  • English prose literature
  • English language
  • English language
  • English prose literature
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The reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, Robert Graves, Alan Hodge ; introduction by Patricia T. O'Conner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn950635703
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 613 pages
Isbn
9781609807337
Lccn
2017005723
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, Robert Graves, Alan Hodge ; introduction by Patricia T. O'Conner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950635703
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 613 pages
Isbn
9781609807337
Lccn
2017005723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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