Sense and Sensibility

Publication

In 1811, Thomas Egerton of the Military Library publishing house in London accepted the manuscript for publication in three volumes. Austen paid to have the book published and paid the publisher a commission on sales. The cost of publication was more than a third of Austen's annual household income of £460 (about £15,000 in 2008 currency).[7] She made a profit of £140 (almost £5,000 in 2008 currency)[8] on the first edition, which sold all 750 printed copies by July 1813. A second edition was advertised in October 1813.


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