The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre

The first stop on my little Jane Austen road trip was the Georgian city of Bath, where Jane lived between 1801 and 1806 and set two novels, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. Bath was an important chapter in Jane's life and her experiences there shaped her life irrevocably, almost ruining her writing career. It was noisy, chaotic, and stifled her capacity to write. Here, she also came to terms with the true quandary of being an unwed woman in Regency England without means or the ability to earn an income.

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Jane Austen’s House Museum

Jane Austen’s House Museum

Chawton Cottage in Hampshire, now known as Jane Austen’s House Museum, is the most significant Jane Austen site in the world, but the symbolic value of this house goes far beyond bricks and mortar. This modest little red brick cottage undoubtedly changed the course of literary history.

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