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Jane Austen's England

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Jane Austen's England is not a guidebook; instead, Maggie Lane explores Austen's encounters with Britain's countryside and towns, from her home in north Hampshire to Oxford to Portsmouth. Lane records Austen's journeys and stays--quoting extensively from her letters and novels--but her book is also an activist manifesto. Writing of how much Britain has changed since the ag ...more
Published December 1st 1995 by Robert Hale & Company (first published 1986)
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Joana Starnes
A must-read for anyone interested in knowing more about the life and times of Jane Austen, as well as the places she had visited, and the way they were in her time. The wealth of additional detail is giving a better understanding of the country, the era, basically of the context which made Jane Austen's body of work what it is. A most enjoyable read!
Favourite quote: "She was indeed fortunate to live in an age when not only was England at its peak of physical beauty, improved but not yet desecra
A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for
Kayla Tornello
This book explores the cities, towns, and villages that Jane Austen both visited and described in her writing. It was interesting to read about what the different places were like back in her time, but they all started to blend together in the end and I lost interest.
This book is not about cultural, ideological, intellectual issues during 1775-1817 in Great Britain. It is about landscapes and cities as Jane Austen and her family/friends saw them and lived in and through them. So you need to be English or be living in England --or have visited it extensively-- to know and identify the myriad of places Maggie Lane mentions and describes.

A beautiful study of the landscapes where Jane Austen lived, got her inspiration and which were reflected in her own writing.
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