Given this readership, then, you may find it humorous to learn that the SR has announced that my essay "In Defense of Dullness, or Why Fanny Price Is My Favorite Austen Heroine" is among the journal's most frequently downloaded pieces. Do they mean to tell me that "readers academic and general" are taking notes on this maundering? Good Lord. Anyone who would cite my essay as Austen scholarship must be bonkers.
As Sylvia P. remarks,
The word of a snail on the plate of a leaf?It is not mine. Do not accept it.