Jane Austen

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One of England’ s most beloved authors, Jane Austen wrote such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen’ s work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time. Austen’ s writing was supported by her family, particularly by her brother, Henry, and sister, Cassandra, who is believed to have destroyed, at Austen’ s request, her personal correspondence after Austen’ s death in 1817....

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  • Now she copied out and revised Northanger Abbey (still called Susan). Henry offered to take over from Mr. Austen as her agent, and deputed one of his business partners, a lawyer named William Seymour, to offer the manuscript to Richard Crosby, a London publisher. This was at the start of 1803. Crosby paid £10 for the manuscript, promising early publication. He then advertised the book in a brochure called Flowers of Literature as being “in the Press”; but after this nothing more happened. It was worse than Cadell’s blind refusal; this time Jane’s hopes had been raised by an acceptance.

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