Advice for wives

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The indiscriminate reading of novels is one of the most injurious habits to which a married woman may be subject. Besides the false views of human nature it will impart….it produces an indifference to the performance of domestic duties, and contempt for ordinary realities. (1896)

Jenny Offill, Dept of Speculation, Granta Books 2014 (49)
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