The Unimportance of the Letter “E”

Written in 1939 by Ernest Vincent Wright, “Gadsby” (not to be confused with The Great Gatsby) is a rather boring novel about a man organizing a group of young people to save his dying town. Despite the novel’s dull content, a first edition is now worth over $4,000. Its value stems from the fact that out of the over 50,000 words used to write the book, none of them contain the letter “E”.

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