Who was Mercier? What were his views about books?

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Who was Mercier? What were his views about books?
Answer:

  • Mercier was a novelist in the 18th century.
  • He declared that “the printing press is the most powerful engine of progress and public opinion is the force that will sweep despotism away.”
  • In many of Mercier’s novels, the heroes are transformed by the acts of reading.
  • Mercier believed that power of print will bring down despotism.