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Madame’s, pickles and name-dropping: New letters discovered from the Austen family

Madame’s, pickles and name-dropping: New letters discovered from the Austen family

Newly discovered Jane Austen artifacts can always be counted on to cause excitement, when a scholar claimed several years ago to have found...

Posted: April 14th 2015

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Urgent appeal to save rare books from Chawton House Library

Urgent appeal to save rare books from Chawton House Library

Chawton House Library in Hampshire has recently launched an urgent book conservation appeal. The library, which contains rare women’s literature, holds work by...

Posted: April 14th 2015

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Dancing in Georgian Society

Dancing in Georgian Society

On Christmas Eve 1798, 23-year-old Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra that our Ball was very thin, but by no means unpleasant.

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Posted: March 31st 2015

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Places in Jane Austen

Places in Jane Austen

Location is crucial to Jane Austen’s novels. As Moira Rudolf explained in her interview with the Jane Austen Detectives, the attractions and peculiarities...

Posted: March 27th 2015

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The Etiquette of Visiting in Georgian society

The Etiquette of Visiting in Georgian society

As we saw in our previous post on the importance of location in Jane Austen’s novels, a great deal of social interaction amongst...

Posted: March 27th 2015

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Category: Jane Austen Archives

Jane Austen’s early life and work

Jane Austen’s early life and work

For an author who has continuously captivated vast audiences from the first appearance of her novels 200 years ago, we know surprisingly little about Jane...

Posted: March 27th 2015

Blog tags: History, Latest News

Category: Jane Austen Archives

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