Friday, May 28, 2010

Jane Austen Manuscripts

Jane Austen’s fiction manuscripts represent every stage of her writing career and include working drafts, fair copies, and handwritten publications for private circulation. The manuscripts were held in a single collection until 1845, when, at her sister Cassandra’s death, they were dispersed among family members, with a second major dispersal to public institutions and private collections in the 1920s.
These manuscripts have now been brought back together digitally. The digital edition will include in the first instance all Jane Austen’s known fiction manuscripts and any ancillary materials held with them.
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