It’s “Twitter” Mr Darcy said Miss Austen


In 1803, Jane Austen’s manuscript for “Susan” was sold to the publisher Crosby and Son for £10.00.

After waiting six years for a response to her novel, writing under the pseudonym Mrs Ashton Dennis, she sent an understandably furious letter signed with the initials: MAD.

“It’s Twitter Mr Darcy said Miss Austen” illustrates Jane Austen and the penguin sitting near the hearth, lit by the incongruous glow from a smart phone accessing Twitter, a twenty first century way of expressing appreciation and fury, both.

“Susan” was published posthumously in 1818 as “Northanger Abbey”.



Size: 218 x 248mm (actual printed image area) with a border of approx 40mm on all sides.
The images are taken from original water colour illustrations.
They are are re-produced in the UK by an award winning Fine Art Giclee printer using archival pigmented inks
that should last without fading from between seventy five and a hundred years at least.