Gadsby

Gadsby

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by Ernest Vincent Wright
     
 

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"Gadsby" is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright. The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group he organizes. The novel is written as a lipogram and does not include words that contain the letter "e". Though self-published and little-noticed in its time, the

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"Gadsby" is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright. The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group he organizes. The novel is written as a lipogram and does not include words that contain the letter "e". Though self-published and little-noticed in its time, the book is a favourite of fans of constrained writing and is a sought-after rarity among some book collectors. Later editions of the book have sometimes carried the alternative subtitle "50,000 Word Novel Without the Letter 'E'". In 1968, the novel entered the public domain in the United States due to failure to renew copyright in the 28th year after publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781257182367
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
393,588
File size:
468 KB

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Meet the Author

Ernest Vincent Wright (1873?-1939) was an American author. His most famous work is Gadsby, "A Story of Over 50,000 Words", which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the letter e. Every word was properly spelled and all narration was grammatically correct. Wright's passing away at 66 was within days or months of publication of Gadsby.

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Gadsby 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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He used his name didnt he
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He did not use the letter e