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A New Jane Austen Portrait Makes Us Think About Inter-Dimensional Travel

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The New Yorker recently posted an interesting article on readers' desire to know what their favorite authors looked like, particularly the mysterious face of the supremely popular Jane Austen. A Guardian article reported on new evidence supporting the claim that the painting below is of Austen at age 13, including the discovery of the name "Jane Austen" in the top-right corner of the painting, found in an image of the painting taken before the the canvas was restored. Whether or not the painting is of the author, the question is why we're so curious about what our favorite authors looked like. The New Yorker suggests, in respect...

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