The Corner

Senate Candidate’s Novel Hurts Him

Henry James’s Senate campaign was reeling after his opponent, H.G. Wells, revealed that a character in one of James’s novels was called “Fanny Assingham.”

“I just don’t think it’s an appropriate message to send to our young people, who are the future of the race,” Wells said.

The James campaign lacks the funds to air the two-hour spot they prepared in response, but released the 9,000 word script to the press instead.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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