Who says print can’t sell?
An early unfinished Jane Austen manuscript titled The Watsons sold at auction in London today for almost 1 million pounds ($1.6 million), triple its highest pre-sale estimate. The Watsons—not complete—is the earliest surviving manuscript for a novel by Austen, probably written in 1804. It centers on a family of four sisters, the daughters of a widowed clergyman.
Apparently the manuscript has lots of edits and corrections—the 19th century form of track changes—which gives insight into Austen’s creative process.