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E. B. White (1899–1985)

Autor(a) de Charlotte's Web

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About the Author

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and mostrar mais James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker. (Bowker Author Biography) Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899, in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked briefly for an advertising agency and as a newspaper reporter before joining the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927. As a columnist for The New Yorker and a contributor to Harper's Magazine, White established a reputation as a prose stylist of exceptional elegance, clarity and wit. His interests, as reflected in his writing, were numerous and varied; his essays touched on such wide-ranging subjects as politics, farm animals, and life in New York City. White married Katharine S. Angell in 1929. They had one son, and in 1957 the family left New York for a farm in North Brookline, Maine. Writings from The New Yorker, 1927-1976 is a compilation of columns and essays produced during White's long relationship with the magazine. One Man's Meat, published in 1942, is a collection of his writings for Harper's. White adapted a short guide to English grammar and usage, The Elements of Style, from a college text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk Jr. It has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1959 and has become a cherished resource for guidance in writing. White also co-authored Is Sex Necessary? with the humorist James Thurber, a fellow staff member at The New Yorker. E.B. White died on October 1, 1985 after succumbing to Alzheimer's. His diverse legacy also includes three children's books: Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In 1970 the American Library Association presented White the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and received a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his body of work in 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de E. B. White

Charlotte's Web (1952) 35,852 cópias
The Elements of Style (1959) 19,762 cópias
Stuart Little (1945) 14,647 cópias
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) 11,454 cópias
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,671 cópias
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,496 cópias
Here is New York (1949) 1,024 cópias
One Man's Meat (1942) 824 cópias
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 488 cópias
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Editor; Introdução — 479 cópias
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Editor — 275 cópias
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 142 cópias
On Democracy (2019) 80 cópias
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Autor — 43 cópias
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 27 cópias
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 cópias
On Kawara (2018) 11 cópias
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 cópias
The Door 8 cópias
Death of a Pig 6 cópias
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 cópias
Stuart Little 3 cópias
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 3 cópias
Reading room 3 cópias
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
ORUMCEK AGI 1 exemplar(es)
The tumpet of the swan 1 exemplar(es)
TheTrumpet of the Swan 1 exemplar(es)
Stuart Little - Abridged 1 exemplar(es)
Panza Charlottei 1 exemplar(es)
No Dummy 1 exemplar(es)
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Irtnog 1 exemplar(es)
The Hour of Letdown 1 exemplar(es)
The geese 1 exemplar(es)
Tela Di Carlotta 1 exemplar(es)
Qui New York 1 exemplar(es)
Letters of E. B. White 1 exemplar(es)
The trumpet of the swan 1 exemplar(es)
Til Death Do Us Part 1 exemplar(es)
Charlotte và Wilbur 1 exemplar(es)
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Essays of E. B. White 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,549 cópias
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,371 cópias
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuinte — 1,241 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 773 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 460 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 454 cópias
Charlotte's Web [1973 film] (1973) — Original book — 443 cópias
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Contribuinte — 434 cópias
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 427 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
Charlotte's Web [2006 film] (2006) — Original Story — 410 cópias
The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel (1916) — Introdução, algumas edições365 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 354 cópias
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959) — Contribuinte — 316 cópias
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Contribuinte — 292 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias
Stuart Little [1999 film] (1999) — Original book — 258 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)algumas edições177 cópias
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias
The Owl in the Attic and Other Perplexities (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições106 cópias
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Trumpet of the Swan [2001 film] (2000) — Original book — 95 cópias
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Best in Children's Books 10A (1963) 58 cópias
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Charlotte's Web: A Full-Length Play (1983) — Original book — 48 cópias
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure [2003 film] (2003) — Original Story — 44 cópias
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Stories for Men (1938) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The War: Stories of Life and Death from World War II (1999) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
A Book of Essays (1963) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Complete Stuart Little (3 Disc Box Set) (1999) — Writer — 14 cópias
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tales for Males (1945) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space (1980) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The bear went over the mountain (1964) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Furrow's End: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Contos Dramáticos — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Thornwillow Charlotte’s Web em Fine Press Forum (Outubro 2023)
October 2015: E.B. White em Monthly Author Reads (Dezembro 2017)


AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 1,020 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
This is a story about a girl named Fern. Fern saves a pig and names him Wilbur. The two develop a friendship that is unbreakable. Fern meets many other animals and builds bonds with them as well. This story is about friendship, kindness and love. Wilbur encounters many teachable moments in the story that can be shared with children. He has great character and is a good pig. The story would be appropriate for grades 4-7.
Jdionne1983 | outras 27 resenhas | Feb 17, 2024 |
This story is a classic and will be loved by students of all ages. A girl named Fern saves Wilbur's life (who happens to be a pig). Along the way, Fern meets other animals and builds a bond with them. This is a heartwarming story for animals lovers about life, kindness and the importance of friendship. This book will make you laugh and cry. I can see why it is a Newbery Award winner!
satnightfevre | outras 27 resenhas | Feb 12, 2024 |


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