Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ten top conservative novels

Kate Macdonald is the author of Novelists Against Social Change: Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960.

One of her top ten conservative novels, as shared at the Guardian:
Dr No (1958) by Ian Fleming

The first appearance of James Bond, in all his consumerist playboy majesty. The violence is suggested and dangled, never obtrusive, and the instructions for seduction are detailed and terribly exclusive. But the black man gets killed, the villain isn’t white, and the pretty girl has to join the colonising classes to get on in life.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue