The Philosophy of Style

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Herbert Spencer

Narrated By: Gary Gilberd

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 1 hours 27 minutes

Summary:

"The Philosophy of Style," explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering of the parts of an English sentence, [Spencer] created a guide for effective composition. Spencer's aim was to free prose writing from as much "friction and inertia" as possible, so that the reader would not be slowed by strenuous deliberations concerning the proper context and meaning of a sentence. [Wikipedia]

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