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New Book | Jane Austen’s England

Posted in books by Editor on April 13, 2020

From ACC Art Books:

Karin Quint, Jane Austen’s England: A Travel Guide (New York: ACC Art Books, 2019), 320 pages, ISBN: 978-1788840354, $20.

Walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps with this unique travel guide—the first book to explore England in relation to its most beloved Regency author. Rambling across the rolling fields of Hampshire, along the bustling streets of London, and around the golden crescents of Bath, Jane Austen’s England is the perfect companion for any Janeite planning a pilgrimage.

Functionally arranged by region, each chapter tracks down the most iconic scenes from both the big and little screen, as well as the key destinations where Jane lived, danced, and wrote. Descriptions of each location are interspersed with biographical anecdotes and local history. Subsections focus on various stately homes that have been featured in every adaptation of every novel, from the beloved Pride and Prejudice television series (1995, Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth) to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016). With a compilation of websites, seasonal opening hours, and tour details, this compact book contains everything you need to immerse yourself in Austen.

Karin Quint discovered Austen aged 20, when she picked up Pride and Prejudice at a flea market. She later realized that she was reading one of the best-loved novels in English literature, and her obsession only grew from there. As well as being a professional journalist and photographer, Quint is an ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. She has co-written two other travel guides about Wales and Scotland.

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