Jane Austen at Home



Jane Austen at Home On The 200th Anniversary Of Jane Austen S Death, Historian Lucy Worsley Leads Us Into The Rooms From Which Our Best Loved Novelist Quietly Changed The World.This New Telling Of The Story Of Jane S Life Shows Us How And Why She Lived As She Did, Examining The Places And Spaces That Mattered To Her It Wasn T All Country Houses And Ballrooms, But A Life That Was Often A Painful Struggle Jane Famously Lived A Life Without Incident , But With New Research And Insights, Lucy Worsley Reveals A Passionate Woman Who Fought For Her Freedom A Woman Who Far From Being A Lonely Spinster, In Fact, Had At Least Five Marriage Prospects, But Who In The End Refused To Settle For Anything Less Than Mr Darcy.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 400 pages
  • Jane Austen at Home
  • Lucy Worsley
  • English
  • 12 January 2017

10 thoughts on “Jane Austen at Home

  1. Diane says:

    I loved this biography of Jane Austen so much that while reading it I was bursting with enthusiasm and couldn t stop talking about it.Historian Lucy Worlsey focused on Jane s experiences in her different homes and on how her novels treated life at home I especially appreciated the details about Jane s relationship with her parents and siblings, the joy of when she got her first writing desk which I was lucky enough to see on display at the British Library , and the details about how her work f I loved this biography of Jane Austen so much that while reading it I was bursting with enthusiasm and couldn t stop talking about it.Historian Lucy Worlsey focused on Jane s experiences in her different homes and on how her novels treated life at home I especially appreciated the details about Jane s relationship with her parents and siblings, the joy of when she got her first writing desk which I was lucky enough to see on display at the British Library , and the details about how her work finally got published I have read several books about Jane Austen, and this is...

  2. abby says:

    Jane Austen is a household name, and we know very little about her Historian Lucy Worsley seeks to change that by focusing on the famous author s life at home and lack there of one What emerges is a story of the precarious business of being a woman in Georgian England Your home is wherever your male relations deem to keep you And it was no different for Jane Austen When her father retired, she lost rights to her beloved childhood home in Stevenson, and all of her possessions, including bo Jane Austen is a household name, and we know very little about her Historian Lucy Worsley seeks to change that by focusing on the famous author s life at home and lack there of one What emerges is a story of the precarious business of being a woman in Georgian England Your home is wherever your male relations deem to keep you And it was no different for Jane Austen When her father retired, she lost rights to her beloved childhood home in Stevenson, and all of her possessions, including books, were sold for the trouble It began an almost nomadic existence for the unmarried Austen women, dependent on the generosity ofmoneyed relations, living wherever they could be stashed conveniently and cost effectively.Worsley ties the circumstances of Jane s home life to that of the characters in her novels For me, it s a bit contrived Worsley s writing style is enjoyable, and infused with a wit would make her idol proud Even so, I found this book dragged T...

  3. Tony Riches says:

    I can say with some confidence that, after reading this book, you will never read Jane Austen s works in quite the same way again I also wonder if, like me, your mental picture of Jane Austen is a blend of the famous portrait by her sister Cassandra and Anne Hathaway s memorable portrayal in TV s historically inaccurate Becoming Jane If so, you must read this brilliant new work by Lucy Worsley.Lucy s lively style and relish in fascinating details shines new light on the real Jane Austen I can say with some confidence that, after reading this book, you will never read Jane Austen s works in quite the same way again I also wonder if, like me, your mental picture of Jane Austen is a blend of the famous portrait by her sister Cassandra and Anne Hathaway s memorable portrayal in TV s historically inaccurate Becoming Jane If so, you must read this brilliant new work by Lucy Worsley.Lucy s lively style and relish in fascinating details shines new light on the real Jane Austen Most of what I thought I knew was right but lacking the vital context provided as we study the reality of Jane s home life In the modern vernacular, we would say she was just about managing for most of her time, although Lucy helps us understand what was considered normal in Georgian society and what was not.Jane s sister destroyed many of her letters deemed personal and ...

  4. Emma says:

    I m not usually a fan of biography but this was truly fascinating an homage to the single woman As with many people of genius, her work never really brought her fame or wealth during her lifetime she made about 600 over her lifetime The historical context of her life, spanning the napoleonic war, the details of the bawdy rowdy Georgian years and sensibilities, the irony that Austen, creator of the modern romantic sensibility should herself never marry or find that kind of love, very much I m not usually a fan of biography but this was truly fascinating an homage to the single woman As with many people of genius, her work never really brought her fame or wealth during her lifetime she made about 600 over her lifetime The historical context of her life, spanning the napoleonic war, the details of the bawdy rowdy Georgian years and sensibilities, the irony that Austen, creator of the modern romantic sensibility should herself nev...

  5. Teresa says:

    This is a fantastic read I ve read a few Jane Austen Biographies and some were a bit high brow and I had to trudge through others It s all change with this one The chapters were laid out clear and concisely It started with her early days and went right through in order As usual the chapter about her death is extremely sad but very well done I thought I knew all there was to know about Jane but I picked up some new snippets here I was pulled into this book as soon as I started reading I s This is a fantastic read I ve read a few Jane Austen Biographies and some were a bit high brow and I had to trudge through others It s all change with this one The chapters were laid out clear and concisely It started with her early days and went right thr...

  6. Kristin Davison says:

    To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Austen, Worsley has come out with a lively biography that focuses on Austen s homes or lack of them This angle gives an interesting insight into how Austen lived her life day to day and how much this influenced her work Worsley s style of writing is clear, entertaining and easy to read, I flew through the book The information that is presented is very well resea...

  7. Abi White says:

    I am a massive Janite, but am still Shocked that I have read a biography at such a pace This really did feellike a work of fiction, and managed to be fun despite doing nothing to gloss over the fact that being a poor unmarried gentleman s daughter sounds like my idea of hell I will certai...

  8. Damaskcat says:

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley.Lucy Worsley succeeds in presenting a three dimensional Jane Austen in this fascinating biography She shows how the Austen family tried to sanitise the picture which was presented to the world after Jane s death but the evidence is still there if you choose to look for it By reference to previous biographies, primary sources, the novels themselves and the juvenilia the author pieces together a very muchrobust picture warts and all.It i I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley.Lucy Worsley succeeds in presenting a three dimensional Jane Austen in this fascinating biography She shows how the Austen family tried to sani...

  9. Leslie says:

    This is a meticulously researched bio of Jane Austen, warts and all We follow Jane and her family from home to home, including schools, visits, vacations, assemblies, even occasional Inns This is a book by a Janeite for Janeites There were some points where I was reading about cousins and neighbors and wondering wait where is Jane in all this again You really understand the genteel poverty the Austen women suffered from after her father s death And will marvel at how some relatives of me This is a metic...

  10. Siria says:

    This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen s death, and Lucy Worsley s biography is an excellent memorial to her The prose does at times get a bit affected, but this is overall a warm, clear eyed look at the life of a pioneering author Worsley is careful to avoid sensationalism she neatly dismantles, for instance, the old canard that Tom Lefroy was the real Mr Darcy , the love of Austen s life who got away or the temptation to assume that all of Austen s heroines are somehow copies of her, This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen s death, and Lucy Worsley s biography is an excellent memorial to her The prose does at times get a bit affected, but this is overall a warm, clear eyed look at the life of a pioneering author Worsley is careful to avoid sensationalism she neatly dismantles, for instance, the old canard that Tom Lefroy was the real Mr Darcy , the love of Austen s life who got away or the temptation to assume that all of Austen s heroines are somehow copies of her, their narratives the key to Austen s own private life Instead, to much greater effect than any other biog...

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