The Resource Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley

Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley

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Jane Austen at home : a biography
Title
Jane Austen at home
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Worsley
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Author
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Language
eng
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"--
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individual biography
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Dewey number
823/.7
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Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley
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Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley
Publication
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"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page
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nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Jane Austen at home -- Act one: a sunny morning at the rectory. 1. To Steventon ; 2. Enter Jane ; 3. Boys ; 4. A little learning ; 5. The Abbey School ; 6. The friendship of women ; 7. The wars ; 8. Cassandra's romance ; 9. Youth and beauty ; 10. Novels ; 11. 'My Irish friend' ; 12. First impressions ; 13. Godmersham Park ; 14. Away from home ; 15. Homeless -- Act two: a sojourner in a strange land. 16. Bath ; 17. The sea ; 18. Manydown Park ; 19 Susan ; 20. 'Wild to see Lyme' ; 21. Green Park buildings East ; 22. A house fit for a heroine ; 23. Castle Square -- Act three: a real home. 24. Chawton Cottage ; 25. Published! ; 26. Pride and Prejudice ; 27. The great house ; 28. The diversions of young ladies ; 29. Parading about London ; 30. Carlton House -- Act four: the end, and after. 31. Disasters ; 32. A poor honey ; 33. Unfinished business ; 34. College Street ; 35. A final home ; 36. 'Was there anything particular about that lady?' -- Epilogue: what happened to Jane's homes?
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25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781250131607
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017009308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
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SALBT
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illustrations
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  • (SKY)sky288190561
  • 1284400

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