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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. WHITE

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NEW YORK: Harper, 1952. Book. Illus. by Garth Williams. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. Written in White's dry, low-key manner, Charlotte's Web is considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. The description of the experience of swinging on a rope swing at the farm is an often cited example of rhythm in writing, as the pace of the sentences reflects the motion of the swing. In 2000, Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time.1952 stated first edition with correct I-B code on copyright page. A fine clean tight 184 page hardcover only former owner's name.No marks,blemishes,looks almost new. With exceedingly rare original first printing jacket with four reviews on back panel. Original very good jacket has mild edge wear otherwise fully intact and protected in mylar sleeve . .The jacket with this book is A RARE FIND!.

Synopsis

Charlotte’s Web (1952) by E. B. White is a piece of classic children’s literature. Fern Arable, a young girl growing up on a farm, pleads with her father to not butcher the runt of a recently birthed litter of pigs. After being spared, Wilbur the pig spends some time as Fern’s pet before being sold to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, at which point Wilbur’s adventure truly begins. After being rejected by the other animals at Homer’s farm, Wilbur strikes up an unlikely friendship with Charlotte, a spider whose silky web resides near the pig. When Wilbur learns that he is to be butchered, his arachnid companion hatches a daring plan to save his life. The famous novel has been adapted into a movie, video game, stage production, and is soon to be made into a television series. A feat of storytelling, Charlotte’s Web won the Laura Ingall’s Wilder Medal and was a Newbery Honor book in 1953. Charlotte's Web is one of the best-selling paperbacks of all time. E.B. White rarely signed books, so a signed first edition can run anywhere from a few thousand dollars, to over $25,000.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
100000260
Title
Charlotte's Web
Author
E.B. WHITE
Illustrator
Garth Williams
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper
Place of Publication
NEW YORK
Date Published
1952
Keywords
CHARLOTTES WEB
Size
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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