Charlotte's Web, 1st Edition

  • John Griffith
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  • ISBN-10: 0805788123
  • ISBN-13: 9780805788129
  • DDC: 813
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1994 | Published



A classic from the time of its first printing, Charlotte's Web remains an integral part of the canon of children's literature today. This reference reflects upon the innocence E. B. White's story represents and explores why it was the ideal story for its time: an era when America reveled in the end of the last of the great wars, but never forgot the Great Depression. Likewise, Korea was a discomforting but distant place for the people of the 1950s, as distant as was the chopping block to Wilbur. Opening with a concise yet thorough chronology of E. B. White's life, Griffith successfully proceeds to show the reader how E. B. White's lifestyle, notably White's own experience as a Maine farmer, is reflected in Charlotte's Web.

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    ISBN-10: 0805788131 | ISBN-13: 9780805788136

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Charlotte's Web  (ISBN-10: 0805788131 | ISBN-13: 9780805788136)

Series Editor: Robert Lecker, McGill University. Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, MASTERWORK STUDIES are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text; uses clear, conversational language; is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages; includes a chronology of the author's life and era; provides an overview of the historical context; offers a summary of its critical reception; and lists primary and secondary sources and index.

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