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The World of Jane Austen by Nigel Nicolson

Posted: 27th March 2015
The World of Jane Austen by Nigel Nicolson

Homes are central to Jane Austen’s life and novels. Her heroines’ ambition often centres on marrying to obtain a home of one’s own – large and comfortable, representing security as well as independence.

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Jane Austen’s own period of homelessness following the death of her father doubtless helped to shape the strong desire for belonging that many of her characters feel, and the aspirations many of them have to live in particular houses.By the author of the National Trust Book of Great Houses of Britain, this is Jane Austen’s life told through the history of the house in which she lived and stayed. 

 

Although he does not identify real-life counterparts to the houses in the novels, Nigel Nicols explores those features of building and landscape that inspired Jane Austen, and suggests and suggests examples of places that may have served as models for the fictional towns, houses and estates Jane Austen readers know so well.

 

Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as contemporary plans, drawings and engravings, this book takes the reader deep into the buildings and natural environment in which Jane Austen lived, and will help you to picture in detail the homes of Jane Austen’s acquaintances and characters.




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