10 works of literature that were really hard to write

Gadsby

Today at Mental Floss:

1. The Story That Will Never Be an e-Book: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright

Some might call Gadsby a “love” story. But Ernest Vincent Wright wouldn’t have used that word. Instead, he described his novel as a story of “strong liking” and “throbbing palpitation.” That’s because in 1939, Wright gave himself one restriction: He promised to write Gadsby without using the letter E.

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Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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