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The Resource Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters, Mark Dunn

Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters, Mark Dunn

Label
Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters
Title
Ella Minnow Pea
Title remainder
a novel in letters
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dunn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story takes place in the present day on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina, where over a century earlier, the great Nevin Nollop invented a 35-letter panagram (a phrase, sentence or verse containing every letter in the alphabet). As the creator of "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," Nollop was deified for his achievement. The island's inhabitants live an anachronistic existence, with letter-writing remaining the principal form of communication. Life seems almost utopian in its simplicity until letters of the alphabet start falling from the inscription on the statue erected in Nollop's honor, and the island's governing council decrees that as each letter falls, it must be extirpated from both spoken and written language. Forced to choose from a gradually shrinking pool of words, the novel's protagonists a family of islanders seek ways to communicate without employing the forbidden lettersWordsmiths of every stripe will appreciate this whimsical fable, in which Dunn brilliantly demonstrates his ability to delight and captivate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Mark
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communal living
  • Islands
  • Fables
  • South Carolina
Label
Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters, Mark Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780385722438
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002066459
System control number
  • 102511
  • 740665
Label
Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters, Mark Dunn
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780385722438
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002066459
System control number
  • 102511
  • 740665

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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