The book Gadsby is one of the more interesting literary works in modem times.
If you like challenges, that is.
The book was written in 1937 by Ernest Vincent Wright, and the full title is Gadsby, A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter “E”.
Wright claimed he wrote it because he read a four-stanza poem that had been written without using “e” and learned that “e” occurs five times more often than any other letter in the English language.
For the novelist, the gauntlet was thrown, and he tied down the “e” key on his typewriter (literally) and set to work.
After 165 days, the book was complete and certainly readable, despite the lack of “e.”
It was quite a feat, say most experts, but Wright didn’t get to enjoy his glory, he died the day Gadsby was published.