"On the 13th November, 1815 Jane Austen visited Carlton House, the London home of the Prince Regent. A random sequence of events surrounding the treatment of Henry Austen for an illness had revealed her existence in London to the Prince. As he was an admirer of her works an invitation to dedicate her next book-Emma- to the Prince was issued as a consequence. Jane Austen’s extant correspondence on this point with John Murray , her worldly-wise publisher, amply illustrates the delicate path she had to tread."
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