Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts

Jane Austen, Website, Sept 16, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This sort of online resource is better than anything we could get otherwise. The idea was "to create a digital resource reuniting all the known holograph surviving manuscripts of Austen's fiction in an unprecedented virtual collection" and "to provide for the first time full descriptions of, transcriptions of, analysis of, and commentary on the manuscripts in the archive, including details of erasures, handwriting, paper quality, watermarks, ink, binding structures, and any ancillary materials held with the holographs as aspects of their physical integrity or provenance." And I must say, it is quite an experience to read, say, this Juvenilia with text and actual handwriting, corrections and all, online.
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