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Encyclopedia > Ernest Vincent Wright

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. However, the stress of writing such a novel was apparently too much for Wright, who died at the age of 66 on the day Gadsby was published.


Wright previously authored three other books: The Wonderful Fairies of the Sun (1896), The Fairies That Run the World and How They Do It (1903), and Thoughts and Reveries of an American Bluejacket (1918).


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Gadsby (747 words)
A good summary of Wright's efforts and other similar works can be found on the page titled Reduced English.
His name was Ernest Vincent Wright and he just happened to author a 50,110 word novel name Gadsby that was entirely E-less.
Wright claims that he had read a four-stanza poem that was entirely e-less along with a statement that this particular letter occurred five times more often than any other letter.
Ernest Vincent Wright - definition of Ernest Vincent Wright in Encyclopedia (159 words)
However, the stress of writing such a novel was apparently too much for Wright, who died at the age of 66 on the day Gadsby was published.
Wright previously authored three other books: The Wonderful Fairies of the Sun (1896), The Fairies That Run the World and How They Do It (1903), and Thoughts and Reveries of an American Bluejacket (1918).
Wikisource has original works written by or about Ernest Vincent Wright.
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