Jane Austen manuscript fetches $1.6M at auction

This photo provided by Christie's auction house in New York depicts a portrait of a teenager, thought to be Jane Austen, by the 18th-century British artist Ozias Humphry. The painting, believed to have been commissioned around 1790 by Austen's great-uncle, is owned by one of her decendants and is to be sold by Christie's on April 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Christie's) **NO SALES**

July 14, 2011 7:09:41 AM PDT
An unfinished early Jane Austen manuscript sold at auction in London on Thursday for almost 1 million pounds ($1.6million), triple its highest pre-sale estimate.

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