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Gadsby - A Lipogram Novel Ernest Vincent Wright

Gadsby - A Lipogram Novel

Ernest Vincent Wright

Published August 21st 2014
ISBN : 9781926487281
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154 pages
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 About the Book 

Ernest Vincent Wright (1872-1939) was an American author known for his book Gadsby, a 50,000 word novel which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the letter e. Wright spent five and a half months writing Gadsby on aMoreErnest Vincent Wright (1872-1939) was an American author known for his book Gadsby, a 50,000 word novel which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the letter e. Wright spent five and a half months writing Gadsby on a typewriter with the e key tied down. A warehouse holding copies of Gadsby burned shortly after the book was printed, destroying most copies of the ill-fated novel. The book was never reviewed and only kept alive by the efforts of a few avantgarde French intellos and assorted connoisseurs of the odd, weird and zany. The books scarcity and oddness has seen copies priced at $4,000 by book dealers.