E.B. White's Fantastic Letter About Why He Wrote "Charlotte's Web"

    The beautifully written letter reveals just how much of himself is in the book.

    "The theme of 'Charlotte's Web' is that a pig shall be saved, and I have an idea that somewhere deep inside me there was a wish to that effect.”

    "Only in rare instances has anybody ever come to grief because of a spider."

    "I haven't told why I wrote the book, but I haven't told you why I sneeze, either. A book is a sneeze."