Thursday, July 28, 2011

National treasure

AWESOME: I skipped over to AustenBlog to see what happened with the partial manuscript of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel The Watsons that was auctioned off earlier this month. I was delighted to see that it was sold for a whopping £993,250 ($1.6 million USD) to the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. More importantly, the manuscript will be available to the public as early as this autumn, as it is expected to be a star attraction at the forthcoming "Treasures of the Bodleian" exhibition.

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