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Written by LaurieC
(3/30/2003 12:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: History of publication, penned by Cheryl
] ”When the bargain was concluded and the money paid, but not till then, the negotiator had the satisfaction of informing him that the work which had been so lightly esteemed was by the author of Pride and Prejudice .” (J.E. Austen-Leigh, A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew )
I believe the Memoir was published in 1870, so her nephew was probably writing this with benefit of a lot of years of hindsight. What I'm curious about, when the NA manuscript was repurchased in 1816, was P&P a best-seller and its author celebrated? I hope so, but would feel better knowing Crosby regretted his earlier actions. ;-)
It's the little things...
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