National Affairs: Erratum

In reporting the threat of suit by Mr. Thomas Taggart of French Lick, Ind., against Novelist Edna Ferber for the implication in her book Show Boat that he was a gambler, TIME stated erroneously that Miss Ferber was sued in 1922 by her "onetime Chicago Landlady" for allegedly libelous character drawing in the novel So Big (TIME, Sept. 13). The injured person was a onetime friend and hostess of Miss Ferber's; the suit was never brought, merely talked about, the lady fancying she saw herself in the married woman with whom the young hero fell in love.


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