Thursday, April 17, 2008

She wrote some other stuff too

I was confused to discover that Jane Austen wrote something I actually enjoyed: her History of England. Maybe it's because she was writing on my turf instead of the romance turf, which is as alien to me as "Robocop" would have been to Austen.

"He was beheaded, of which he might with reason have been proud, had he known that such was the death of Mary Queen of Scotland; but as it was impossible that he should be conscious of what had never happened, it does not appear that he felt particularly delighted with the manner of it."

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