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What is the Shortest Book Title in the World?

alex atkins bookshelf booksMost people are familiar with some of the most famous book titles in literature, for example, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes; War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy; and Moby Dick by Herman Melville. And then there are some books with longer titles, like A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain or The Strange Case of Dr. Jerkyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. But few readers are familiar with the shortest book titles in the world, consisting of only one letter:

?, a novel by Sir Walter Newman Flower (1925)

&, a collection of verse by e.e. cummings (1925)

C, a novel by Maurice Baring (1924)

G, a novel by John Berger (1972)

V, a novel by Thomas Pynchon (1963)

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For further reading: Brewer’s Cabinet of Curiosities by Ian Crofton

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