E.B. White


Born
in Mount Vernon, NY, The United States
July 11, 1899

Died
October 01, 1985

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Elwyn Brooks White was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet and literary stylist and author of such beloved children's classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine. He authored over seventeen books of prose and poetry and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973.

White always said that he found writing difficult and bad for one's disposition.

Mr. White has won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, which commended him for making “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.”

Average rating: 4.15 · 1,715,339 ratings · 29,568 reviews · 54 distinct worksSimilar authors
Charlotte's Web

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4.18 avg rating — 1,430,307 ratings — published 1952 — 279 editions
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Stuart Little

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3.89 avg rating — 111,014 ratings — published 1945 — 119 editions
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The Trumpet of the Swan

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4.08 avg rating — 69,969 ratings — published 1970 — 85 editions
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Here Is New York

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4.31 avg rating — 6,465 ratings — published 1948 — 21 editions
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Charlotte's Web and Other I...

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Charlotte's Web/Stuart Litt...

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4.27 avg rating — 3,372 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Three Beloved Classics by E...

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4.22 avg rating — 3,676 ratings — published 1972 — 22 editions
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Essays of E.B. White

4.30 avg rating — 3,236 ratings — published 1936 — 15 editions
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One Man's Meat

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4.29 avg rating — 1,587 ratings — published 1942 — 15 editions
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Letters of E.B. White

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4.15 avg rating — 804 ratings — published 1976 — 10 editions
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“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White

“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E. B. White

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