"Mansfield Park" First Edition Sells Out in 1814

In 1814, Jane Austen published Mansfield Park and received substantial commercial success in the sales of the first edition. Robert P. Irvine suggests that the reputation of the anonymous author was the reason for the robust sales:

"Mansfield Park was written in 1811–13, and published by Egerton in May 1814. It was not reviewed in any of the periodicals, and yet the first edition had sold out by November, presumably on the strength of being 'By the Author of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice' alone" (62)."

Irvine, Robert P.. Jane Austen, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/pointloma-ebooks/detail.action?docI....
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May 1814

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