Jane Austen in the literary marketplace

20 July 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Emma Clery, Professor of English, Southampton


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | Janet Walwyn | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


In October 1817 the publisher John Murray sent the first and only cheque Jane Austen received from him in her lifetime, profits from sales of Emma minus losses from the second edition of Mansfield Park, for the pitifully small amount of 38 pounds, 18 shillings and one penny.  This talk tells the story behind the cheque, exploring a risk-taking attitude towards the publishing world that was as distinctive at the time as her innovative masterpieces.


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