Jane Austen's Critics
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...
Another reader wonders why Twain kept rereading P&P if he hated it so much.
I remain a fan of Twain, Austen, & P&P in particular.