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I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. Options
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I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
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I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
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sure the quality of the person must have nothing to do with man' views
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In a letter dated 19 August 1927 to Upton Sinclair, she denounces Oil!, his 1927 novel about the Teapot Dome oil debacle that was also a call for socialism, as descending into a "political" pamphlet :

It seems to mean excellent story until the moment, all too soon, when it becomes a political pamphlet. I make this criticism without regard to the views which you teach, and which are detestable to me. Had you written in favor of those in which I believe, my judgment would have been exactly the same. I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.(Lewis and Lewis 500-1)


Edith Wharton's Brave New Politics
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Daemon wrote:
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


There are few things which are more volatile than passion, fashion or political view...
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