Desperately Seeking Austen

July 20th, 2009

Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, England
Earlier this year, I traveled to England for research.  Following in Jane Austen’s footsteps was pure delight — and fellow Austen fans can read more about my trip here, in a recent article from The Christian Science Monitor.

 

Jane Austen wrote many of her novels, including the final draft of Pride and Prejudice, at this modest little table —
no computer, no room of her own, just paper, a quill pen, and her lively imagination.  Amazing! 
(By the way, the visitor on the left is not Jane, but awestruck me.)
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