A 1939 novel called Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright (1872-1939) was written without using the letter e.
The novel runs 267 pages and has about 50,000 words.
- Who took the lead parts in The King and I (1956)? Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner had the lead parts in The King and I (1956). Brynner won an Oscar.
- How much did a night in a New York hotel cost fifty years ago? In 1939, a night at the Essex House on Central Park South cost $6. Today, a night in the same hotel starts at $185.
- Who was Natty Bumppo’s Indian sidekick? Natty Bumppo's Indian sidekick was Chingachgook. He appears in Cooper's The Deer-slayer (1841), The Last of the Mohicans (1826), The Pathfinder (1840), and The Pioneers (1823).
- What is the subtitle of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850)? The subtitle of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850) was A Romance.
- How many prisoners in the United States are on death row? According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the year 1987 saw 1,781 prisoners on death row. Between 1930 and 1980, 3,862 persons were executed in the United States.
- When was the phrase “rub out” first used to mean “kill”? The phrase "rub out" first appeared not among gangsters in the Roaring '20s but among the rugged fur traders and trappers of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in the early 19th century.…