Chawton: Jane Austen’s Home

Jane Austen's Hampshire - Terry Townsend Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) - Vivien Jones, Tony Tanner, Claire Lamont, Jane Austen Mansfield Park - Jane Austen Persuasion - Jane Austen, Gillian Beer Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen, Marilyn Butler, Claire Lamont Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen Emma - Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford Teenage Writings (Oxford World's Classics) - Kathryn Sutherland, Freya Johnston, Jane Austen Lady Susan - Harriet Walter, Carole Boyd, Kim Hicks, Jane Austen Sanditon: Jane Austen's Last Novel Completed - Marie Dobbs, Anne Telscombe, Jane Austen

… during the last 8 years of her life, during which she wrote all of her major novels (and saw four of them published during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma).

The dining room, with Jane’s writing table tucked away in a corner next to the window.

Jane’s bedroom (also the room where most of her family said goodbye to her before she died).

A replica of the blue dress and bonnet that Jane is wearing in the portrait sketched of her by her sister Cassandra.

A quilt handmade by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother, and a muslin shawl embroidered by Jane.

And last but not least …

The museum’s resident cat! 😀


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  1. We spent quite a bit of time prowling around Dorchester, but didn’t go into any of the museums. We went to Hardy’s birthplace. We also went badger-watching one very cold night, though I don’t remember ever coming across a badger in any of Hardy’s novels!

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