- Stuart Little (1945)
- Charlotte’s Web (1952)
- The Points of My Compass (1962)
- The Trumpet of the Swan (1970)
- The Second Tree from the Corner (1954)
- E. B. White Reader (1966)
- Wilbur’s Adventure (2007)
- The Subtreasury of American Humor (1941)
- One Man’s Meat (1942)
- The Elements of Style (1959)
- Is Sex Necessary? (1960)
- Letters of E. B. White (1976)
- Essays of E. B. White (1977)
- On Democracy (2019)
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E B White Books Overview
Unabridged, 2 hours, 31 minutes, 2 cassettesPerformed by Julie HarrisFor decades, E.B. White’s charming, bittersweet tales of friendship and adventure have enchanted audiences young and old alike. Now the magic of this beloved classic comes to life in a delightful and completely unabridged recording, read by award winning actress Julie Harris. Stuart Little is a shy, philosophical little mouse with a big heart and a taste for adventure. In spite of his diminutive stature, barely two inches tall, Stuart sets forth into the world wtih some mighty big plans: to ride a Fifth Avenue bus, to win a sailboat race in Central Park, and to teach school for a day. But Stuart’s greatest adventure begins when he decides to find his best friend, Margalo, a pretty little bird who once lived in a Boston fern in the Littles’ house in New York City. Climbing into his tiny car, Stuart hits the open road, sure he’s heading in the right direction, only to find himself in for a big surprise. Filled with warmth, wit and wonder, Stuart Little, is a timeless tale that speaks to the heroic spirit in all of us no matter what our size.
In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern fights her father, Mr. Arable, to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to the Zuckerman farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise grey spider Charlotte. When it becomes apparent that Wilbur is being well fed for a reason, Charlotte and Wilbur are determined to foil Mr. Zuckerman’s plans. With the help of Charlotte and her ‘terrific’ webs, Templeton the rat, and other colorful barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prizewinning pig of the County Fair and the most famous pig ever.
Lessons of friendship, loyalty, and truth bind this story together and show readers that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Illustrations by the artist Garth Williams bring to life these lovable characters. He is also the illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little.
The Trumpet of the Swan
Louis is a Trumpeter Swan, but he has no voice. Though he is frightened when his father explains to him that he is different from the other cygnets, Louis is resourceful and determined. Leaving his wild and beautiful home, he finds a young human friend, Sam Beaver, who helps him learn to read and write. When he returns to his lake, Louis discovers his education isn’t enough: The beautiful swan he loves, Serena, can’t read his declarations of love and he can’t trumpet them. Louis’s resolution to win the swan of his desire launches him on an adventure that will take him far from home and lead where fate and love have a few surprises in store. With humor and lyric beauty, E.B. White tells a timeless tale of love, courage, and freedom that will capture the imagination of every listener.
‘Run downhill!’ suggested the cows.
‘Run toward me!’ yelled the gander.
‘Run uphill!’ cried the sheep.
‘Turn and twist!’ honked the goose.
‘Jump and dance!’ said the rooster.
When Wilbur, the most lovable pig in children’s literature, attempts to explore life beyond the boundaries of Zuckerman’s farm, the other animals in the barnyard have lots of advice for him. It’s only when Mr. Zuckerman uses the old pail trick and lures Wilbur back home with the irresistible aroma of warm slops that Wilbur decides to stay.
One Man’s Meat
NonfictionLarge Print EditionIn print for fifty five years, One Mans Meat continues to delight readers with E.B. Whites witty, succinct observations on daily life at a Maine saltwater farm. Too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated for a domestic history, and too funny and self doubting for a literary journal, One Mans Meat can best be described as a primer of a countrymans lessons a timeless recounting of experience that will never go out of style.
The Elements of Style
You know the authors names. You recognize the title. You’ve probably used this book yourself. And now The Elements of Style the most widely read and employed English style manual is available in a specially bound 50th Anniversary Edition that offers the title’s vast audience an opportunity to own a more durable and elegantly bound edition of this time tested classic. Offering the same content as the Fourth Edition, revised in 1999, the new casebound 50th Anniversary Edition includes a brief overview of the book’s illustrious history. Used extensively by individual writers as well as high school and college students of writing, it has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. This new deluxe edition makes the perfect gift for writers of any age and ability level. Fifty Years of Acclaim for The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White I first read Elements of Style during the summer before I went off to Exeter, and I still direct my students at Harvard to their definition about the difference between ‘that’ and ‘which.’ It is the Bible for good, clear writing. Henry Louis Gates Jr. For writers of all kinds and sizes the world begins and ends with Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. Only something to actually write about trumps the list of what is required to put words together in some kind of coherent way. I treasure its presence in my life and salute its fifty years of glory and accomplishment. Jim Lehrer The Elements of Style remains an unwavering beacon of light in these grammatically troubled times. I would be lost without it. Ann Patchett ‘To the extent I know how to write clearly at all, I probably taught myself while I was teaching others seventh graders, in Flint, Michigan, in 1967. I taught them with a copy of Strunk & White lying in full view on my desk, sort of in the way the Gideons leave Bibles in cheap hotel rooms, as a way of saying to the hapless inhabitant: In case your reckless ways should strand you here, there’s help. S&W doesn’t really teach you how to write, it just tantalizingly reminds you that there’s an orderly way to go about it, that clarity’s ever your ideal, but really it’s all going to be up to you.’ Richard Ford The Elements of Style never seems to go out of date. Its counsel is sound and funny, wise and unpretentious. And while its precepts are a foundation of direct communication, Strunk and White do not insist on a way of writing beyond clear expression. The rest is up to the imagination, the intelligence within. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker It s the toughness the irreverence and implicit laughter that attracted me to the little book when I was seventeen. I fell in love with Strunk & White s loathing for cant and bloviation, the ruthless cutting of crap, jargon, and extra words. For me, that skeptical directness included a tacit permission by The Elements of Style to break its rules on occasion: an alloy of generosity in the blade, a grace I still admire and still learn from. Robert Pinsky In the quest for clarity, one can have no better guides than Strunk and White. For me, their book has been invaluable and remains essential. Dan Rather ‘Eschew surplusage! A perfect book.’ Jonathan Lethem ‘Not until I started teaching writing and I reread The Elements of Style did I realize that most everything I would be teaching young writers, and everything I would be learning myself as a writer, was contained between the covers of this slim, elegant, wise little book.’ Julia Alvarez Strunk and White seared their way into my brain long ago, and I benefit from them daily. Steven J. Dubner, co author of Freakonomics Since high school, I have kept a copy of this book handy. That should be unnecessary. I should, by now, have fully internalized The Elements of Style. But sometimes I get entangled in a paragraph that refuses to be clear, brief, bold. I dip back into The Elements of Style and am refreshed. After Scott Simon interviewed me on NPR about whether the word e mail needs a hyphen yes, it does, some listeners, including friends of mine, wondered why I had answered in the affirmative when asked, in passing, Are you a drunken white man? Those listeners misheard. Strunk and White man was what Scott said. Roy Blount Jr. Strunk & White writing’s good natured law firm still contains enough sparkling good sense to clean up the whole bloviating blogosphere.’ Thomas Mallon I used Strunk that s what we called it, Strunk as a student at Berkeley fifty years ago. I didn’t know that it was new, and that we were the first generation to be educated in The Elements of Style. I got a firm foundation in the English language, learned to write basically, and could depict the realistic world. Then I was able to become an impressionist and expressionist. Maxine Hong Kingston Strunk and White’s gigantic little book must be the most readable advice on writing ever written. Side by side with Roget, Shakespeare, the Bible, and a dictionary, it’s an essential for every writer’s shelf. X.J. Kennedy…
Is Sex Necessary?
The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, Is Sex Necessary?? combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life romance, love, and marriage. A masterpiece of drollery, this 75th Anniversary Edition stands the test of time with its sidesplitting spoof of men, women, and psychologists; more than fifty funny illustrations by Thurber; and a new foreword by John Updike.
Letters of E. B. White
Letters of E. B. White touches on a wide variety of subjects, including the New Yorker editor who became the author’s wife; their dachshund, Fred, with his ‘look of fake respectability’; and White’s contemporaries, from Harold Ross and James Thurber to Groucho Marx and John Updike and, later, Senator Edmund S. Muskie and Garrison Keillor. Updated with newly released letters from 1976 to 1985, additional photographs, and a new foreword by John Updike, this unparalleled collection of letters from one of America’s favorite essayists, poets, and storytellers now spans nearly a century, from 1908 to 1985.
Essays of E. B. White
The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.