now they’re picking on Jane Austen

I was looking up used copies of the Cambridge University Press annotated Pride and Prejudice (which costs on average $130 ( I keep hoping to run into a cheaper one) when I came across this review:

Though this book had a fascinating plot, the characters lacked depth, and the grammar was actually fairly disappointing. This book exemplifies how much classic literature was popular for good, yet simple stories…rather than over-the-top works in the vein of Umberto Eco’s writing.

This person was disappointed by Austen’s grammar. I’m going to pin this up somewhere so I can refer to it as an excellent example of asshat-ery.