E. B. White

E. B. White was an American writer and a contributing editor to 'The New Yorker' magazine. He is best known for his children's books, including 'Charlotte's Web', 'Stuart Little', and 'The Trumpet of the Swan'. White was also the co-author of 'The Elements of Style', a widely used English style guide. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including a Pulitzer Prize special citation in 1978.


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  1. 1. Charlotte's Web

    A young girl named Fern saves a runt piglet from being slaughtered and names him Wilbur. When Wilbur grows too large, he is sent to live in her uncle's barn, where he befriends a clever spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur's life is in danger again, Charlotte weaves messages into her web to convince the farmer that Wilbur is too special to kill. The book explores themes of friendship, sacrifice, and the cycle of life.

  2. 2. The Elements of Style

    This book is a definitive guide and classic manual on the principles of English language read by millions of readers. The 18 main topics are organized under headings such as Elementary Rules of Usage, Elementary Principles of Composition, A Few Matters of Form, Words and Expressions Commonly Misused, and An Approach to Style. The book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers, making it a beloved resource for those who want to write clear, correct and effective prose.

  3. 3. Essays of E. B. White

    This book is a collection of essays written by a renowned American writer, offering a wide range of topics including nature, politics, literature, and personal experiences. The author's distinct style of writing, characterized by wit, humor, and profound insight, is evident throughout the book. The essays serve as a reflection of the author's thoughts and observations about life, society, and the world, providing readers with an intimate look into his mind and perspective.

  4. 4. One Man's Meat

    This collection of essays is a charming and insightful chronicle of the author's experiences and observations while living on a farm in Maine during World War II. Filled with humor and wisdom, the essays cover a wide range of topics, from the challenges of raising livestock and growing crops, to reflections on nature, literature, and the changing seasons. The author's thoughtful and poetic writing provides a unique perspective on rural life and the human condition.