Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jane Austen's Home

"...each of them was busy in arranging their particular concerns and endeavoring, by placing them around them their books and other possessions, to form themselves a home."

Jane Austen lived in this home in Chawton, England with her mother and her sister Cassandra from 1809 until 1817. 
It was in this home that she wrote Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion as well as another novel that she never finished because of her illness. 
She revised Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Northanger Abbey here as they had yet to be published. 
She left her home in Chawton to go to Winchester before her death. 
Cassandra and her mother lived here for the rest of their lives. 

When Cassandra died in 1845, the cottage was split into three dwellings for the labourers that worked there and remained this way until 1947 when it was put up for sale. 
Mr. T.E. Carpenter bought the house and turned it into a museum dedicated to Jane Austen. 

To read about our visit to Jane Austen's home go here. 


The Kings said...

So glad we got to visit her home! It was so much fun, loved her desk, and going with you!

cheryl said...

Me too. It was awesome!