Jane Austen Novel auctioned price price 993,250 pounds

Draft of Jane Austen novel successfully auctioned at a price of 993,250 pounds. This figure is three times larger than the original price range.

Reporting from the BBC website, Friday, July 15, 2011, auction house Sotheby's in London, England, initially estimating the draft sold at a price of about 200.000 to 300.000 pounds. However, they were shocked when someone offered a price that is fantastic.

Later it was discovered that The Bodleian Library at Oxford is the winner of the auction. These libraries get grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund amounting to 894.700 pounds to win the auction.

Draft Jane Austen novel in an auction called The Watsons. Written around the year 1804, The Watsons novel is about a young girl who came home to live with the father after all this time being treated by her wealthy aunt.

Every page is decorated by hand-written graffiti, repair, and additional notes on the sidelines of a row. The discovery of The Watsons are considered important because it complements the discovery of another Austen novel drafts that were previously also sold via auction.

According to the auctioneer Sotheby's, Gabriel Heaton, manuscripts was very informative because it has done quite a lot. "We are very pleased that the manuscript of Jane Austen's early works sold today," Heaton said.

Jane Austen was a famous novelist from England of the 18th century who wrote six complete novels in her life. This British woman died at the age of 41 years because of illness. Her most famous work is Pride and Prejudice.