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Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows listeners a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but - in the end - a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy.
Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new audiobook about one of the world's favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home.
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By Dorothy on 07-17-17
As a Devoted Janeite - I loved this book!
I loved it.The narrator for this book was exceptional! I have read every biography written (I think) about Jane Austen and this one was refreshing and offered some little bits of new information about more recent archeological findings and interesting twists of analysis on prominent Austen family lore. I was prepared to be skeptical from some other reviews I read else where and it just proves that "everyone to their own taste, said the lady as she kissed the cow." I plan to buy the book. I think Lucy Worsley has done a wonderful job writing a biography on a subject that has been much studied and discussed. I would like to shout out to Audible: I do wish they would re-record Claire Tomalin's biography as well.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Doris Anna Wright on 09-16-17
Delightfully... Jane Austen life, love, and homes.
I found this biography very well researched and written. After spending decades reading her novels and watching the movies that were made from her words; I found it quite refreshing and interesting to learn more about the woman herself. If I were alive when she was I would have found her delightful.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful