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Jane Austen at Home - A Biography

Lucy Worsley

"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 Take a trip back to Jane Austen's 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.

"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 Take a trip back to Jane Austen's 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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"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 Take a trip back to Jane Austen's 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ruth Redman

Length:

14h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:11