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Imagine reading articles that warned against the value of reading fiction by suggesting:

Fiction makes your mind flabby
Stories can leave you dissatisfied with reality
Novels stoke the emotions
Sensational works can numb the soul to tragedy

Back in the 19th Century

Books were supposed to teach people about science, philosophy and religion, not lead someone down an exciting path filled with action, drama and heartbreak.”

This recent Huffington Post article: 4 Bad Side Effects of Reading Fiction According to the 19th Century makes interesting reading.

I’m sure glad though that I got to be born in this century where greater value is given to reading!

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