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Sense and Sensibility, Title Page of First Edition, by Jane Austen, 1811

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Sense and Sensibility, Title Page of First Edition, by Jane Austen, 1811.

Note that Jane Austen is not credited as the author in her first publication; she is "a lady," an epithet that declares her class status but also the fact that women were often socially identified primarily by their gender rather than their individual character and accomplishments.

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