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E. B. White

E. B. WhiteAKA Elwyn Brooks White

Born: 11-Jul-1899
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY
Died: 01-Oct-1985
Location of death: North Brooklin, ME
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Brooklin Cemetery, Brooklin, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Charlotte's Web

E. B. White is a celebrated American author of the classic children's books Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. He is perhaps best known for updating The Elements of Style, a standard for grammar and writing originally published by William Strunk in 1918.

Father: Samuel White (piano manufacturer)
Mother: Jessie Hart White
Wife: Katherine Sergeant Angell White (New Yorker editor, m. 1929)
Son: Joel White

    University: BA, Cornell University (1921)

    The New Yorker Staff (1927-76)
    Harper's Columnist (1938-43)
    Quill and Dagger
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963
    Pulitzer Prize 1978 (special)

Is the subject of books:
Meet E. B. White, 2001, BY: S. Ward
E. B. White: The Children's Books, 1995, BY: Lucien L. Agosta
E. B. White The Elements of a Writer, 1995, BY: Janice Tingum
E. B. White: Some Writer!, 1992, BY: Beverly Gherman
To the Point: A Story About E. B. White, 1989, BY: David R. Collins, Amy Johnson
E. B. White: A Biography, 1984, BY: Scott Elledge
E. B. White, 1974, BY: E. Sampson

Author of books:
One Man's Meat (1942)
Stuart Little (1945, juvenile)
Here is New York (1949)
Charlotte's Web (1952, juvenile)
The Second Tree From The Corner (1954)
The Elements of Style (1959, nonfiction, with William Strunk)
Points of My Compass (1962)
The Trumpet of the Swan (1970, juvenile)
Letters of E. B. White (1976, letters)
Poems and Sketches of E. B. White (1981)

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