Baker & Taylor
"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--Perseus Publishing
Tour the homes and settings of Jane Austen, one of the most widely read and beloved authors in English literature, in this beautiful book featuring over 100 color photographs and illustrations.Book News
I shall be very glad to see you at home again, and then…who will be so happy as we?” — Jane Austen
From her youth in a country rectory in Steventon, a small village in Hampshire, England—where she wrote her first stories for her friends, Volume the First, Volume the Second, and Volume the Third—to the fashionable spa town of Bath, to the seaport of Southampton, to her final years in her last settled home at peaceful Chawton Cottage, where she penned her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s life was hardly that of a shut in. A regular visitor to London, to the seashore for holidays, and to the estates of friends and relatives, Jane carried her own notion of home with her wherever she went and drew inspiration for her brilliantly witty novels from every new experience. She wrote most everywhere she traveled, accompanied by her portable writing desk.
With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen’s world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime. Author Kim Wilson ties Austen’s novels to places where she lived, visited, and even attended school, ending with her final months in temporary lodgings in Winchester, England. Jane Austen’s enduring legacy is the final chapter of this beautiful and eye–opening book.
A coffee-table book for Jane Austen fans, this book is by a member of the Jane Austen society of North America. It documents the places Austen lived in her life and the localities to which she traveled. While the book works to counter the myth that Austin was provincial or a shut-in, its main purpose is for the pleasure of armchair travelers to Austen-land. Illustrations cover everything from the cottages she lived in to the ship she sailed on and the hats she would have seen in London. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)