Jacket design by Gavin L. O'Keefe


A Ramble House 10-Cent Book (#18)


by Ernest Vincent Wright

In the last year of his life, 1939, author Ernest Vincent Wright decided to write a lipogram, a novel without the letter E. He wrote about the people of a pleasant little town of Branton Hills, where he sensed that the young people were growing listless. How he managed to have the older people of the town rescue the youngsters from the doldrums -- without using the letter E in any word -- is a feat you will find hard to believe. It is possibly the first novel of its kind ever written. This new picture-cover edition is the first new edition of this classic novel in over 40 years. Its cover is by Gavin L. O'Keefe and has many of Knees Calhoon's doodles throughout the text.


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