Self-Control. A Novel. Mary Brunton.
Self-Control. A Novel

Self-Control. A Novel.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1860.

First American Edition. 174, [2]pp. 8vo. Brown printed wrappers, front wrapper loose, else VG Item #319806

One of two novels by Brunton, it was wildly successful and Jane Austen's family, who eventually read it with not a little bit of enjoyment, even had difficulty in locating a copy, which she found to be "an excellently-meant, elegantly-written Work", but too improbable for her tastes. Austen read it during the period she was preparing Sense & Sensibility for publication, and wrote about it again in her Plan of a Novel.

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