Jane Austen at Home

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473632202

Category: History

Page: 496

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser 'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.

Jane Austen at Home

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473632218

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1270


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser 'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman Lucy Worsley 'is a great scene-setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak.' Sunday Times On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.

Summary of Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669375293

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3427


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The story of the Austens at Steventon Rectory really begins in the late summer of 1768, when a wagon heavily loaded with household goods made its way through the Hampshire lanes from nearby Deane to the village of Steventon. #2 Mr Austen had been in charge of the parish of Steventon for the last four years. But he had found his Rectory there so run-down and dilapidated that he and his family had been living instead in a rented house in the neighbouring village of Deane. #3 Jane’s mother, Cassandra, was a powerful personality who had strong common sense. She was not necessarily attractive, but she was sharp and witty. In appearance, she was striking rather than beautiful. #4 The heroine of any story should lose her parents when she was young. This was true in real life of Jane’s father, who had lost both of his parents when he was a baby. His stepmother could claim that her interest in his estate took priority, and that she did not want to bother with him anymore.

Uses of Austen

Author: Gillian Dow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 7267


This book focuses on how Austen's life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Tracing the connections between Modernist Austen in the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations in the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a complex point of reference on the global stage.

The Story of Jane Austen's Life

Author: Oscar Fay Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: 332

View: 8294


This 1896 volume offers an intimate look at Austen's life.

Littell's Living Age

Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 840

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Littell's Living Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 854

View: 2328


At Home with Jane Austen

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0789212099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

View: 3536


Tour the homes and settings of Jane Austen, one of the most widely read and beloved authors in English literature, in this beautiful book featuring over 100 color photographs and illustrations. “I shall be very glad to see you at home again, and then…who will be so happy as we?”—Jane Austen From her youth in a country rectory in Steventon, a small village in Hampshire, England—where she wrote her first stories for her friends, Volume the First, Volume the Second, and Volume the Third—to the fashionable spa town of Bath, to the seaport of Southampton, to her final years in her last settled home at peaceful Chawton Cottage, where she penned her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s life was hardly that of a shut in. A regular visitor to London, to the seashore for holidays, and to the estates of friends and relatives, Jane carried her own notion of home with her wherever she went and drew inspiration for her brilliantly witty novels from every new experience. She wrote most everywhere she traveled, accompanied by her portable writing desk. With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen’s world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime. Author Kim Wilson ties Austen’s novels to places where she lived, visited, and even attended school, ending with her final months in temporary lodgings in Winchester, England. Jane Austen’s enduring legacy is the final chapter of this beautiful and eye-opening book.