Jane Austen at Home

  • by Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by Lucy Worsley, Ruth Redman
  • 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms; in fact her life was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who, far from being a lonely spinster, in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.


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Customer Reviews

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I have loved Jane Austen since my early teens and thought I knew all about her. However this charming, erudite and hugely sympathetic biography gives me a rather different view of what was obviously, her rather difficult and constantly financially anxious life. It has a wonderful sense of period, full of fascinating small details, which bring so much of it beautifully to life - and through it all, runs Jane's gentle, funny and ironic voice. Beautifully written and wonderful.y read - I think that I will listen to it again, now - I'm not sure that I am quite ready to leave her behind, just yet!
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- Gabrielle Harvey-Jones


Incredible, exciting and insightful at the same time. Enjoyed every moment and chapter of Jane's history, like it was going through a time machine. Worth the read.
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- Reginald pelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-05-2017
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton