Posted by Ann on July 03, 1998 at 01:29:09:
In response to If memory serves, written by Caroline on July 02, 1998 at 00:36:04
] S&S was published as written by "A Lady", P&P by "A Lady, author of S&S" and all the other ones by "Jane Austen." By the time "Emma" came out, she was sufficiently well known for the Regent to want her to dedicate her next book to him, and for her to meet Dr Clarke at Carlton House.
The Oxford Illustrated editions print facsimiles of the front pages of the novels.
Sense and Sensibility:"By A Lady"
Pride and Prejudice:“By The Author of ‘Sense and Sensibility’”
Mansfield Park:“By The Author of ‘Pride and Prejudice’”
Emma:“By The Author of ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ &c., &ec.
On the next page is the dedication:
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE REGENT,
THIS WORK IS,
BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS’S PERMISSION,
BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS’S
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion:"By the author of "Pride and Prejudice," "Mansfield Park," &tc.
The book also contains an extensive note by Henry Austen, in which he discusses JA--so the secret was certainly out.
- Sarcasm Ann 01:35:23 7/03/98 (0)
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