Letters of E. B. White Characters

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White himself acknowledges, in one of his letters, his wife as the best thing that ever happened to him. The divorced mother of two who works as fiction editor of The New Yorker when White is hired, Katherine Sergeant Angell is the product of an old New England family and a graduate of Bryn Mawr—probably one of the early wave of divorced women with careers and children. White's correspondence with Katherine takes the form of letters, long and short, telegrams, and inter-office memos while they are at The New Yorker. The reader is struck by Kate's steadfastness in her devotion to The New Yorker, her husband and their children. Understanding that E.B. is a high-strrung personality happiest in a rural setting, Kate continues to commute by train to New York City from Maine after they buy a farm in Brooklin. Both Whites continue...

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