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Jane Austen at home : a biography

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First U.S. edition.

""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"--

Available copies

  • 22 of 22 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 22 total copies.
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31036150776323
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Bronxville Public Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31004151609489
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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY AUSTEN, JANE (Text)
Biography
31005600021762
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Harrison Public Library BIO AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31010300114164
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library BIO AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31010400057495
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31016151602876
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John C. Hart Memorial Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31030154618110
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Katonah Village Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31013151717465
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Larchmont Public Library B AUSTEN (Text)
Biography
31014152569046
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Mount Kisco Public Library B AUSTEN, JANE (Text)
Biography
31017151807671
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