Friday, February 14, 2014

what 'Emma' sounds like when you have the flu

JANE AUSTEN: Hmmm, so nobody liked my last, virtuous heroine, eh? I'll create a heroine who is extremely likeable yet always does the wrong thing, and watch heads explode! Take that, future generations of readers!

MOI: ....wha

MARGARET DRABBLE: 'the ingenuity and complexity of the plot as detective story, with its many clues, is dazzling'

MOI: Argle

EMMA WOODHOUSE: I am handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seeming to unite some of the best blessings of existence, and have lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex me!

MOI: ....someone get a bucket