Dear friends and readers,
I keep having to look these dates up and it’s maddening so I’m making a blog to have a handy place to see them all at once.
S&S (early short epistolary Elinor and Marianne, 1794-95; long epistolary 1796-97) published and advertised on 31 October 1811 (Egerton, partly self- and financed by Henry Austen)
P&P (full long fair copy First Impressions 1796-Nov 1797) published and advertised on 27-28 January 1813 (sold outright £110, Egerton)
MP published and advertised on 23 28 May 1814 (Egerton again as publisher)
Emma published and advertised on 21, 22, 23 December 1815 (Murray brought it out, but at the Austen’s expense with profits to her after 10 per cent commission to publisher, with copyright remaining hers)
NA (as romance, other titles Susan, 98-99, 1803 (sold to Crosby for £10), then Catherine) and Persuasion (as novel, other title, The Elliots), 19 and 20 December 1817 (Murray for both)
Lady Susan (untitled fair copy, 1805-9) 1871 (JEAL 2nd edition of Memoir)
The Watsons (also untitled, but later, as Catherine Anne Hubback’s continuation said to have been called The Younger Sister, 1803-7) 1871 (JEAL 2nd edition of Memoir)
Love and Freindship (June 1790), first published 1922 (together with “Lesley Castle,” 1792; The History of England,” Nov. 1791; “A Collection of Letters,” Volume the Second), 1922 (Oxford, Chapman)
Sanditon (untitled, Francis grand-daughter said it was to have been The Brothers, 1817) published 1925 (Chapman, Oxford)
Catherine, or The Bower (August 1792, as part of Volume the Third), 1951 (Chapman, Oxford)
P.S. Eventually I’ll have first publication date for all the juvenilia, letters, and important sequels.