Friday, July 15, 2011

“Lost” Austen Novel Fetches a Million

An unpublished novel by beloved English writer Jane Austen has been sold at auction for close to one million pounds. From The Daily Mail:
The handwritten manuscript is the only copy of the story created -- and was owned by one of the author’s descendants.

It was sold at Sotheby’s in London yesterday for £993,250, three times the guide price, to an anonymous bidder, later revealed to be Oxford University’s Bodleian Library.
The full story is here.


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