Throughout Austen's day, Evangelicals, both within the Anglican camp and Dissenters without, mounted a sustained assault on novels. As the various voices of her time cited above demonstrate, there was a wide consensus that "probable" works promoted ethical and even spiritually correct behavior. Fantasy, fancy, romance, and the unconstrained imagination were all understood as agents of discord, making it possible for authors and readers alike to fall away from god' reason. Dr. Johnson himself often drew a picture of the moral problem of imagination: "imagination is a formidable and obstinate disease of the intellect; when eradicated by time its remedy is one of the hardest tasks of reason and virtue". The chorus against fiction-writing, especially novel-writing by women, swelled in the Georgian period; tracts and conduct books, sermons and essays all inveighed against the harm caused by the popular novel. In the novels, Austen's most extreme depiction of morally corrupt world-making appears in Sanditon.