E.B. White: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Here is a richly detailed and vivid biography of the man who wrote Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, and Stuart Little; the White of “Strunk and White”; the writer whose style and humor were so important in distinguishing The New Yorker's first thirty years. Included are some fifty photographs and drawings, as well as manuscript facsimiles.
  

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User Review  - Chris Gager - Goodreads

Started last night... pretty easy to take so far. Elwyn so far leading a fairly privileged if somewhat lonely childhood. - some doggie neglect - a sensitive issue for me. - reading of EBW's interest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

EB White has always been my main squeeze essayist. After reading this book, I am convinced that he may be among the top 5 or so writers EVER to have lived. He was incredible. How I wished I'd written ... Read full review

Contents

Summit Avenue
3
Belgrade Lake and Siwanoy Pond
23
Cornell
49
From Sea to Shining Sea
66
From Seattle to Siberia
83
New York and The New Yorker
98
We
115
Katharine
147
Stuart Little
250
The Second Tree from the Corner
267
Charlottes Web
289
From Turtle Bay to Allen Cove
306
The Points of My Compass
323
What Do Our Hearts Treasure?
339
APPENDIX
359
NOTES
369

Quo Vadimus?
174
Mr Tilleys Departure
196
The Wild Flag
230
BIBLIOGRAPHY
383
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
389
Copyright

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Scott Elledge was Goldwin Smith Professor of English Emeritus at Cornell University. He was the author of E. B. White: A Biography and Wider than the Sky: Poems Selected for Young Readers. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Paradise Lost, Eighteenth-Century Critical Essays, and Milton's "Lycidas": An Approach to Criticism.

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