Austen and Money

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Full marks to anyone who sees how appropriate it is to have Jane Austen on a bank note given her practical concern with money in all its forms in her novels. Feel free to go and educate the BBC 🙂

It makes me most uncomfortable to see

An English spinster of the middle class

Describe the amorous effects of “brass”,

Reveal so frankly and with such sobriety

The economic basis of society.

W.H.Auden, Letter to Lord Byron, Part I.


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