Insult of the Week: Intolerably Stupid

We may be a little biased, but we feel there’s some truth in this pointed comment from Henry Tilney:

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

From chapter 14 of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, published 1817.

Read the novel for free at Project Gutenberg!

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