Thwack! Shinbone to the skull!

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:

4 comments on “Thwack! Shinbone to the skull!

  1. David

    I hate Jane Austen too!

    Begs the question how many times did he read Pride and Prejudice when he didn’t like it? :)

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