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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! :D

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