Towns in the Cotswold region
Jane Austen Museum
Jane Austen biography
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in the rectory at Steventon, Hampshire. She lived in the midst of a lively family and occasionally visited Bath, London, Lyme and her brothers’ houses, settling in Bath for a five year period.
Jane Austen’s Bath
Between 1801-1806, Jane Austen lived in Bath and a Georgian town house has been converted into a centre to commemorate her links with the city. The centre contains a permanent exhibition of her most famous works including the novels Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and the unfinished novel The Watsons and gives a glimpse of life in Austen’s day. The grandeur of the city has changed little since the nineteenth century. There is also a Jane Austen Festival in Bath which includes walking tours of 13 Queen Square and 1 The Paragon Home where Austen stayed.
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
Two of Austen’s most celebrated novels are largely set in Bath and visitors can enjoy a tour of the places mentioned, including the Pump-room,
Northanger Abbey, ch. IV
Northanger Abbey, ch. V
and Beechen Cliff
Northanger Abbey, ch. XIV
Filming for the 1994 BBC adaptation of Persuasion was also based around the city of Bath.
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