Wednesday, November 24, 2004

"Potter knew the dark, bad places of the heart as intimately as her contemporary, Joseph Conrad. The last words of Samuel Whiskers are not "The horror! The horror!" - they are "A Mouse" - but in context, their effect is almost exactly the same."
-- Nick Lezard, 'Classic of the month: The complete works of Beatrix Potter.' The Guardian, 24 November 2004.