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Author Worsley, Lucy, author.

Title Jane Austen at home : a biography / Lucy Worsley.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.


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Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" --Title page verso.
Summary ""Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity." - Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire. On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen's death, take a trip back to her world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but - in the end - a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world's favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340) and index.
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Homes and haunts -- England.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Family.
Novelists, English -- Homes and haunts -- England.
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Literary landmarks -- England.
England -- In literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781250131607 hardcover
125013160X hardcover

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