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Jane Austen Artifacts at the Morgan Library and in England

“Likenesses of Jane Austen, as well as objects that passed through her family’s hands, are emerging from storage with fanfare and traveling widely. In the past year, Austen heirlooms on the move have included a tiny 1869 watercolor portrait, which sold to a private collector for $270,000 at Sotheby’s in London, and a turquoise ring owned by Austen, which Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, England, bought from the singer Kelly Clarkson for about $250,000.” (via NYTimes.com)

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Jane Austen’s unfinished manuscript goes up for auction

Jacket Copy – “Jane Austen’s novels are so beloved that her fans debate which is best. “Emma” or “Pride and Prejudice”? “Sense and Sensibility” or “Persuasion,” or the underappreciated “Mansfield Park” or “Northanger Abbey”? Seldom does anyone stand up for “The Watsons.” “The Watsons” is not just overlooked: It’s unpublished. It was begun, then abandoned, by Austen in 1804, after she’d drafted “Sense and Sensibility” but seven years before its publication. Austen got about one-fourth of the way through the manuscript of “The Watsons” before abandoning the manuscript.”

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