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Jane Austen Gets “The Call”

Barbara Vey -- January 28th, 2013

Ask any author out there and they’ll easily tell you the story of when they got “the Call.”  That unforgettable moment when the phone rings and someone announces they want to publish your book.  It is monumental for any writer.

Now imagine 200 years ago getting “the Call.”  That’s what happened to Jane Austen.  She wrote to her sister, Cassandra, that Pride and Prejudice was going to be published.  Jane said in the letter, “I want to tell you that I have got my own darling child from London.”  Since she was childless, her books became her children.

It always amazes me when any piece of work just gains in popularity as time goes on.  Jane Austen has legions of fans, many groups are formed in her name, her books are still book club favorites, the stories keep being remade into movies and many authors try to emulate her style.  There’s even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

So, here’s to you, Jane.  Congrats on getting “the Call.”

Tell us about your “Call.”

Bottom Line:  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. ~ Jane Austen