Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web


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Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Publication: 1952
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
Categorie(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary

Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in 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. Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time as of 2000.

Charlotte's Web was adapted into an animated feature by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, in the U.S. in 2003 (Universal released the film internationally). A live-action film version of E. B. White's original story was released in 2006. A video game based on this adaption was also released in 2006.

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

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  • (66 stars)

    by belen rosario on 23/05/2014

    Love it:-)

  • (66 stars)

    by gerald asenso on 06/05/2014

    Great story I also watched the movie it was great!!!!!!!!too bad the ending is so sad

  • (66 stars)

    by Chana Dunn on 29/04/2014

    So tense Love it

  • (66 stars)

    by Esmeralda Arteaga on 27/04/2014

    Fernanda Rodriguez Get it noww

  • (66 stars)

    by Shante Stokes on 27/04/2014

    Who ever said she dies at the end, what a way to spoil it because I've never read it befor!!!! Stupied commends!!!!!!?#$@&

  • (66 stars)

    by ahmed nada on 25/04/2014

    I wish charlotte didnt die at the end

  • (66 stars)

    by shahara zaad on 16/04/2014

    Loved it!!

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