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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.]


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.

from The Adventures of an English Student

My Misguided Affair with Jane Austen


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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