The author of the passage implies which of the following about the members of the clergy mentioned in the first paragraph? A. They also opposed works of fiction that were outside the genre of woman's fiction. B. They opposed journalism as well as imaginative writing. C. Their influence reached its pinnacle in the mid-nineteenth century. D. They were unable to obtain the support of other critics for their views. E. Their attacks on the genre of the novel did not extend to novels written by male writers.