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Jane Austen was underpaid, even by the standards of the day

A portrait of Jane Austen. Credit: Natata /

Unlike other authors who rose to success after their deaths, Jane Austen was wildly popular with readers before her death at age 42: Mansfield Park sold out its first printing in half a year’s time. But Jezebel reports that the author was also wildly underpaid: While contemporary Maria Edgeworth, received £2,100 for her novel Patronage, Austen earned just £310 for Mansfield Park. Read the full story here. 

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