E.B. White in his Maine cabin. E.B. White 1899 – 1985 Most well known for Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, the noted American writer E.B. White spent much of his post-New York adult life in Brooklin, Maine where he died at the age of 86 in 1985. Other books by White include The Trumpet of the Swan and The Elements of Style. White was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker and won a Pulitzer Prize for his work.