THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB: E. B. WHITE'S ECCENTRIC LIFE IN NATURE AND THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC MICHAEL SIMS

THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB:  E. B. WHITE'S ECCENTRIC LIFE
THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB: E. B. WHITE'S ECCENTRIC LIFE
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In The Story of Charlotte's Web, Michael Sims shows how White solved what critic Clifton Fadiman once called "the standing problem of the juvenile-fantasy writer: how to find, not another Alice, but another rabbit hole" by mining the raw ore of his childhood friendship with animals in Mount Vernon, New York. translating his own passions and contradictions, delights and fears, into an al-time classic. Blending White's correspondence with the likes of Ursula Nordstrom, James Thurber, and Harold Ross, the E. B. White papers at Cornell, and the archives of HarperCollins and the New Yorker into his own elegant narrative, Sims brings to life the shy boy whose animal stories--real and imaginery--made him famous around the world. Product Details Hardcover 320 pages