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The House Where Charlotte (Might Have) Lived

When he wasn’t trying to dictate English usage (a la Strunk and White) or penning charming children’s books (Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, for example), author E.B. White had some pretty nice digs in Maine, which are featured in a recent post at

Although precision was a predominant feature of his writing, E. B. White was always intentionally vague on where exactly in Maine he lived. For instance, in the New Yorker, he published a series of essays written in Brooklin, Maine, under the dateline “Allen Cove,” a place that appears only on nautical maps. That way, said White, no one will be able to find [me] except by sailboat and using a chart. He was a soft man who preferred privacy.

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