Mark Twain is awesome, and I love Jane Austen. However, here’s what Twain had to say about Austen:
I haven’t any right to criticise books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise 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. Everytime I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
Nathan Cunningham captures this scene from Twain’s imagination in a hilarious new vignette: