Jane Austen’s writing desk

This is the house in the small Hampshire village of Chawton into which Jane Austen moved with her mother and sisters in 1809.

Jane Austen's house in Chawton

Jane Austen’s house in Chawton

 

And this very small desk is the one on which Austen used to write. It was on this desk that she revised Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility; and on which she wrote Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion.

Jane Austen's writing desk

Jane Austen’s writing desk

 

The village of Chawton itself is idyllic. There’s everything you’d expect from a traditional English village – a pub serving good English ale, a village church, …

The village church in Chawton

The village church in Chawton

 

…and even cricket on the village green.

Cricket on the village green

Cricket on the village green

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve been thinking of losing my Austen virginity and trying one of her books.

    I’m taking this is a sign from the God of Literature!

    Reply

  2. God, her desk is even smaller than Balzac’s.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  3. […] dem Rückweg schaue ich mir dann bei The Argumentative Old Git den winzigen Tisch an, an dem Jane Austen in Chawton gearbeitet […]

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