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.


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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