Monday, July 07, 2008
Jane Austen joins Murray Archive exhibition
"Novelist Jane Austen is the latest literary figure to be included in the National Library of Scotland's John Murray Archive exhibition. She joins other noted authors who were published by John Murray, including Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott and David Livingstone. Austen (1775-1817) pioneered a new kind of fiction, and challenged social expectations for women by pursuing a career as a novelist. Material from the publishing archive shows that she only had modest success during her lifetime"