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A Riotous Imagination; or, Dime Novels in America

“For a dime novel you require only three things—a riotous imagination, a dramatic instinct, and a right hand that never tires.” —Eugene Sawyer, 1902.

Quoted by Gelett Burgess in "The Confessions of a Dime-Novelist," The Bookman: an Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Life. Vol. 15, August 1902. pp. 528-533.