Saturday, August 01, 2009

Awesome Austen: What W. Somerset Maugham had to say ... 

In his book Ten Novels and Their Authors, writer W. Somerset Maugham (The Razor's Edge) had this to say about Jane Austen:

Nothing very much happens in her books, and yet, when you come to the bottom of a page, you eagerly turn it to learn what will happen next. Nothing much does and again you eagerly turn the page. The novelist who has the power to achieve this has the most precious gift a novelist can possess

Not a bad beginning for commentary on the divine Jane Austen.


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