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Jane Austen : novels

The Marchioness of Abercorn to John Murray (1817-18): 'Pray send us Miss Austen's novels the moment you can. Lord Abercorn thinks them next to W. Scott's (if they [i.e. "W. Scott's" novels] are by W. Scott); it is a great pity that we shall have no more of hers.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Lord Abercorn      Print: Book


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