Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"  I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice,' I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone."

Mark Twain on Jane Austen. I couldn't agree more. Read more author on author putdowns here

1 comment:

  1. This is seriously a fantastic quote. I had a friend in an English lit class once say that she wanted to beat up Jane Austen and make her cry. This reminded me of that.



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