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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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EDGAR ALLAN POE

What a curious thing a "detective" story is. And was there ever one that the author needn't be ashamed of, except the "Murders in the Rue Morgue"?
- Mark Twain's Notebook

To me his prose is unreadable--like Jane Austin's [sic]. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.
- Letter to William Dean Howells, 18 January 1909

 

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