Exhibition: Jane Austen's Reading

Chawton House

Date: 4th Mar 2019 - 16th Dec 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Price: Range from Included with price of admission

The main exhibition at Chawton House in 2019 focuses on Jane Austen’s reading; both books she had access to and those that influenced her writing.

The books exhibited are all held at Chawton House and come from either our early women writers collection of works or from the Knight book collection. At one time, the Knight collection was owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward, who was adopted into the Knight family, and as such it was a library known to and used by Jane Austen herself.