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    meaning of this quote

    please explain me the meaning of the following quote

    "The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting."
    and plz help me with meaning of words like obligation and incurring too.

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    Re: meaning of this quote

    The only requirement for a novel is that it be interesting.

    It's a horrible sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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