Jane Austen’s England

It is impossible to fully appreciate Jane Austen without experiencing the landscapes which inspired her. Jane Austen’s England – the first book of its kind – takes the reader on a series of walking tours into the very heart of her world. These fifteen picturesque walks describe the country houses, churches, great estates, and elegant cities that were the settings for her novels and introduce the reader to the real-life people she met, many of whom became characters in her books. This is an indispensable guide for all Austen fans, some of the sights include Godmersham House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice, the view from Box Hill, scene of the ‘exploring party’ in Emma, Lyme Regis’ treacherous Cobb in Persuasion, Bath’s Assemmbly Rooms in Northanger Abbey, and many more.

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This is an engaging account of Austen's life and work, arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved - the settings for her novels. The 15 circular walks in the book describe the country houses, churches, great estates and elegant cities Austen knew and introduce the reader to the real-life people she met, many of whom gave her hints for the characters in her novels. The walks include Godmersham House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice and the view from Box Hill, scene of the 'exploring party' in Emma. This remains the only guide to Austen's England.

Additional information

Weight 189 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm
Author

Edwards, Anne-Marie

Publisher

I.B. Tauris

Imprint

I.B. Tauris

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

823.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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