Publishing Lives – BBC Radio4

October 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm (books, entertainment, jane austen) (, , , , , , )

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BBC Radio4’s recent program “Publishing Lives” has ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to listen. Five parts, each 15-minute episode features a different publisher:

  • John Murray – publisher of Byron and Austen, among so many others
  • Allan Lane – founder of the Penguin Publishing’s paperback empire, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Harold Macmillan – the “publishing Prime Minister,” who may have foreseen the “ebook”!
  • George Weidenfeld – post-World War II émigrés, Nigel Nicolson, Lady Antonia Fraser, and Lolita
  • Geoffrey Faber – bored with beer– how about a book, perhaps “of Practical Cats”?

Blog “On Publishing Lives” – your starting point

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First Edition Jane Austen Novels

January 11, 2012 at 7:07 am (books, history, jane austen, people) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Readers of Two Teens in the Time Austen have probably come to realize that I *ADORE* anything that is “old” and “authentic” and “original”.

So a while back I S-E-A-R-C-H-E-D high and low for pages images (not text) or the early editions of Austen’s novels. I’m still searching for a couple of volumes. These multi-volumes for one title are a killer! So if anyone comes across the missing volumes do let me know…

In the meantime, enjoy the “originals”.

These can also be accessed by using the page link at the right –> Authentic Austen, Scott & Waldie. I like my Austen with a cup of tea; how about you??

Sense and Sensibility
(the first edition is missing vol. III though…; let’s hope all the pages are present in the others)

*1811 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III
*1833 Bentley edition (books.google.com)   (complete)

Pride and Prejudice
          *1813 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (vol. 2 & 3: complete)

Mansfield Park
          *1814 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (all: complete)
          *1816 (2nd) edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (all: complete)

Emma
          *1816 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (all: complete)

Northanger Abbey & Persuasion
          *1818 edition vol. I (inc: biographical notice); vol. II; vol. III; vol. IV 
            (vol. 2 & 4: complete)

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