“Novels from Hell, Only a Dime!” / Memorable Fancies #2102

[An excerpt from Social Abominations, or, The Follies of Modern Society (1895):]

“The modern novel is responsible for many of these abscondings. … There must be flight and pursuit, and narrow escape, and drawn dagger, all ending in sunshine and parental forgiveness and bliss unalloyed and gorgeous. In many of the cases of escapade the idea was implanted in the hot brain of the woman by a cheap novel, ten cents worth of unadulterated perdition.”


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