Friday, January 21, 2011

Quote of the Week: Her Own Shin-Bone

"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 head with her own shin-bone."
- Mark Twain, in a letter dated 13 September 1898

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