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Tuesday, February 1

Sense and Sensibility, October or November?

Writing about the Sense and Sensibility's Bicentennary, I came across a discrepancy in the first edition publication's date. Reading Jane Austen: Facts and Problems, by R. W. Chapman I found the following date in the Chronology Index:

1811 Nov. Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. In three volumes. By a Lady. T. Egerton.

In the edition (2006) of Sense and Sensibility by Cambridge , with Janet Todd's presentation, she mentions Deirdre Le Faye's chronology, with the month of October. The precise day is October 30:

February JA starts planning Mansfield Park.
30 October S&S published.
? Winter JA starts revising ‘First Impressions’ into Pride and Prejudice.

Perhaps there is a study on these dates, but I could not find it. And that is why I am asking your help. Thank you all!

Posted by Raquel Sallaberry, Jane Austen em Português


becca said...

I'm not too sure about Lady Egerton, but I do know that Deirdre Le Faye is an expert on the topic.

Have you looked at Ellen Moody's site? She offers calendars and timelines. I forgot which one, for she has a website plus several blogs.

Raquel said...

Thank you Becca!

I know Ellen's blog and I know her timelines but I've never seen this date. I'll try a new search.