“(Jane Austen) has possibly given pleasure to more men in bed than any other woman in history, except perhaps Agatha Christie.” -Richard Jenkyns, A Fine Brush on Ivory

6 thoughts on “Quotable

  1. wow. because the 2 greatest female writers of Britain during the 19th and 20th century can be roughly equated to a sexual titillation used to satisfy millions of men?

    surely you must see how offensive and disgusting this quote is, once you get behind the ‘tee hee’ of the entendre.

    sorry, i’m a longtime casual lurker but i can’t not comment on this. D:


  2. funny!… but what i think he means is what Mags is saying, that they read Jane’s work in bed and that’s the pleasure he’s talking about, it’s just meant to get that ‘omg!’ reaction 😉


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