E. B. White  

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Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899, Mount Vernon, New YorkOctober 1, 1985, North Brooklin, Maine) was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet and literary stylist. He was 86 years old when he died.

"No one can write a sentence like White," James Thurber once said of his crisp and graceful writing style. A liberal free-thinker, White often wrote as an ironic onlooker, championing freedom of the individual. His writing ranged from satire to textbooks and children's fiction. His writers' style guide, The Elements of Style, remains a well-regarded text; his three children's books, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, are regarded as classics of the field.

He is also remembered for such books as Is Sex Necessary? (with James Thurber).



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