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Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen 1775-1817
Jane lived in Bath 1801-6 after her father retired there. She would have known Hazle’s Bath buildings: this one, Sally Lunn’s and the Chemist. All her novels mention Bath. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, partly set there, show the falsity of its “beau monde”. With comedy and acute observation, women are depicted as dependent on marriage, with little paid work for them. In 1802 Jane refused rich but offensive Harris Bigg. Her father died in 1805 and she, her mother and sister had to live off their brothers’ charity. Jane gave her heroines the happy ending she never quite found.

In Pride and Prejudice, Darcy’s estate has open days. Elizabeth visits unaware he’s in, and sees his younger portrait. 

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Hazle Ceramics
Jane Austen Centre
Prototype and also 11/30
on Bath Abbey Green
Some different colours and different items in windows

Fanny Price left and Anne Elliot right by Chris McAllister

Page illustrations by C E & brother H M Brock in 1890s

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 The real centre at 40 Gay Street, a few doors from Jane’s last lodgings in Bath.

 In Persuasion, Captain Wentworth re-proposes to Anne Elliot. She has the second chance that Jane was denied.

 In Mansfield Park, Fanny refuses to marry bounder Henry Crawford above and finds true love with another.

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