Angell, Roger. “The Making of E. B. White.” The New York Times Book Review (August 3, 1997): 27. White’s stepson Angell, an editor and writer for The New Yorker, describes life on the Maine farm, White’s need for independence and privacy, his Thoreauvian love of nature and respect for honest manual labor. In spite of withdrawing from New York City, White kept informed and concerned about world events.
Elledge, Scott. E. B. White: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton, 1984. This first full-length biography describes White’s childhood, his years at Cornell, his struggle to find himself as a writer, his friendships with humorist James Thurber and New Yorker editor Harold Ross, his half-century marriage to Katharine Angell White and analyzes the relationship between his life and his writings.
Roback, Diane, and Jason Britton, eds. “All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books.” Publishers Weekly, December 17, 2001, 1-25. Among paperback books as of 2001, Charlotte’s Web ranked number 1; Stuart Little, 53; and Trumpet of the Swan, 83.
Root, Robert L., Jr., ed. Critical Essays on E. B. White. C. K. Hall, 1994. Varying perspectives by prominent authors who are easy to read and worth knowing, including Diana Trilling, Joseph Wood Krutch, Irwin Edman,...