Day 47: Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen


Jane Austen’s first attempt to publish Pride and Prejudice, under the title of First Impressions, occurred in 1797, when she was twenty-one. It was not until 1813 that it, now substantially revised, appeared in print. The title page of the initial edition only said, “by the author of Sense and Sensibility”; the latter book, her first published work, had only said, “by a lady.” Jane Austen consistently shied away from notice, though she did express appreciation for the money her books furnished. Her identity was only revealed to the general public after her death.

Source: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice was written by Jane Austen. It was published in 1813.


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