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“A splendid exercise in scholarship and literary analysisand fun to read.” “New and Recommended,” New York Times Book Review
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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although I have taken the "New Yorker" magazine for many years, unfortunately it was far after Andy White was contributing. For some reason, I started to buy collections of his pieces and have fallen in literary love with his style, his sense of humor, and his grace of expression. My last venture has been to read and enjoy the above book and have been so delighted with Mr. Elledge's writing, very reminiscent of White's. That the two men should have become friends in Mr. White's declining years is a lovely touch.