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They once said "a child can't do anything." But for once, this dedicated team proved them wrong...
If you could let the children of a drab, dull town help improve it, would you take the risk? John Gadsby, a churchman in his fifties, sets out to do just that. Eventually, his Organization of Youth becomes a force to be reckoned with, and he becomes Mayor of a 60,000-strong city that once boasted 2,000 inhabitants. Soon, though, he learns that running a place of this size has its ups and downs--what with the threat of alcoholism, a typhoid outbreak, and even the First World War. But through it all, he strives to make his domain a rewarding place for his fellow citizens.

Ernest Vincent Wright, a Boston poet and Navy retiree, described his only novel as "The Strangest Story Ever Written". Upon its completion in 1937, his Gadsby stunned the literary world--and much of North America--at large. For it never contained a single instance of the letter "e" throughout its 50,000-word manuscript! Despite the media blitz, the original edition (by Los Angeles vanity press Wetzel) became a rarity thanks to low sales and a warehouse fire. Even the author died on the day of its original printing--October 7, 1939.

Constitution Books brings back a lost treasure of U.S. literature with this revised special edition, featuring the complete unabridged Wetzel text and a brand new biographical essay exploring Wright's magnificent feat and beyond--like never before.
Rediscover Branton Hills... and discover an unsung hero for the ages.

(Original novel is in the public domain in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and other countries. Supplementary essay is licensed under CC-BY 3.0 and later.)

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  • Print Length: 475 Pages
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