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Nov 3, 2012
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Mark Twain on Jane Austen

I was already a fan of Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are two of my favourite books, but a quote I discovered of his this week has earned him even more respect in my eyes. It's about his opinion of Jane Austen, who I'm not a fan of. Not at all. I get that she writes well but to me it's all just as unrelatable and dull as Bridget Jones's Diary. Being made to read two of her books at University was a painful experience and has left me shaking my fist at the mere mention of her name ever since. However it seems Mark Twain was taking the J-Aust hate to a whole new level way back in 1898:

 

“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 beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”


 

“I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone”. I laughed so hard when I read that bit it hurt. Powerful mean stuff Mr Twain, but powerful funny too.

If you're interested in using Mark's freelance copywriting & content creation services for your website or project drop him a line at mark@markjonesmedia.com

Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
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  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
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If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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