17 UK Publishers Reject Disguised Jane Austen
July 19, 2007 10:35 AM Subscribe
"It seems like a really original and interesting read."
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the first line of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is one of literature's most famous, wittily kicking off one of the most beloved of all classics. And yet, 17 British publishers failed to recognize it and rejected the manuscript when Jane's name and the title were changed. What happens when the gatekeepers of literature are illiterate?
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