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Gadsby is a notorious book, written by Ernest Vincent Wright, circa 1939.

It is well known for being comprised of words not containing the most common letter in the English alphabet, 'e'. That being so, Gadsby is thus a lipogram, or an example of constrained writing.

Quoting from the first page gives the idea:

"If youth, throughout all history, had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn't constantly run across folks today who claim that "a child don't know anything." A child's brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adults act, and figuring out its purport."

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