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Jane Austen’s Literary Ambitions

Picture Jane Austen in her country home, wearing her frilly cap, quill in hand. She writes because the fires of genius compel her to, and she doesn’t give two cents about twopence, or any other denomination of financial remuneration. She’s too genteel for that. Wrong! Austen was keenly interested in business affairs that pertained to her literary ambitions.

Jane Austen wasn’t “discovered” in any major way; she and her family opted for some of the venues for publishing available to them, none all that attractive or profitable. Unable to find a good home for Pride and Prejudice,  they embarked on a similar mission for Sense and Sensibility. Read More→


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