Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Charlotte’s Web
E B White


A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger.¬†Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Paperback, 272pp
Puffin Books, 2014 (1952)
ISBN 9780141354828