Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Illustrated Vignette

Nathan Cunningham illustrated this little vignette that Mark Twain wrote about Jane Austen--with Legos. Pretty sweet eh?


I haven’t any right to criticise books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise 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. Everytime I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.--Mark Twain

7 comments:

erinannie said...

that's just... wrong and funny.

bestsariah said...

I tried to read that book because I thought I should, but I can't do it. I like the Lego.

Nathan said...

Hey, thanks for posting this! I'm glad you liked it. :-D

You may also be interested to know that I've been illustrating the Book of Mormon, as well:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=162983

It's still a work in progress, but I should be done within a few months. :-)

Thanks again. It made my day to see my work make it onto your blog. :-)

aisy said...

now that was funny

Kipluck said...

Okay, I love that quote. I love the picture. THIS is just a dang awesome post.

esperanza said...

That is---so halarious! I need to share that with my English class! I tend to wane on the Austen side though, away from Twain. This is an odd thought, but I wonder what it would have been like if they had ever "dated," maybe it would have been a little P&P like!

Sherpa said...

Esperanza--that sounds like a creative writing project worthy of McSweeny's.

I like Austen a lot. I'm one of those girls who'll admit to reading P&P at least 10-20 times. However, that quote still cracks me up.

I think Nathan would be over the moon if you shared it with your English class.