Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen
Isn't that so interesting that Emerson said that? He is supposed to have been so intelligent, so very astute and insightful ... and yet he could say such a thing. The human mind is a strange place indeed. I can't help but think that someone who would genuinely hold the quoted opinion either hasn't understood one whit of what Austen was trying to communicate, or, in fact, has never read her at all.