Friday Fun Facts: Jealous Jane Austen

In 1814, Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, titled Waverly, was published. Jane Austen felt jealous and wrote this letter to her niece:

“Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones.—It is not fair.—He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of other people’s mouths.—I do not like him, and do not mean to like Waverly if I can help it—but fear I must.”

Today, Jane Austen’s books are much more popular than Sir Walter Scott’s.

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Posted on August 23, 2013, in fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, Jane Austen, nonfiction, poetry, quotes on writing, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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