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In Jane Austen’s Own Words: Advice to Fanny Knight About Love

Jane Austen’s niece, Fanny Knight, paints watercolors on a regular table. [Bangs very like modern ones. Back hair up; hard to see details, but looks similar to a modern French twist.]

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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon rectory in Hampshire, England. Her father, Reverend George Austen (1731-1805) was the rector at Steventon and had married Cassandra Leigh Austen (1739-1827), a daughter of a patrician family, in 1764. Austen was the youngest daughter of the large, closely-knit family, with six brothers and one sister. Austen was particularly close to her sister, Cassandra, and her brother, Henry, who became his sister’s literary agent.

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The Bath Assembly Rooms in Jane Austen’s novels

The Bath Assembly Rooms in Jane Austen’s novels, via Rachel Knowles at Regency History. The Tea Room, Assembly Rooms, Bath.

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Colonel Brandon. (Alan Rickman). From Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, c. 1995 film version.

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4 Sydney Place, Bath, where Jane Austen lived, when her father retired and her and her family moved and lived here for a few years.

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