Established in 1940, the Society’s main aim is to foster the appreciation and study of the work, life and times of Jane Austen, and the Austen family. More about the Society

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The last few hours were certainly very painful. But when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it…

— Anne Elliot, Persuasion

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Tribute to Deirdre le Faye

16 August 2020|

The Jane Austen Society announces with much regret the death of Deirdre Le Faye, Vice-President of the Society and eminent Austen scholar.

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Sign us up!Announcing our Gothic season events! In 2021 our theme is 'when nature strike back'.

Join us for displays, trails and tours, private suppers, online talks on botanical Gothic & dark folklore, and Gothic contagion, and Hocus Pocus in the Barn. Find out more: chawtonhouse.org/2021/09/gothic-programme-at-chawton-house-when-nature-strikes-back/
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I’m reading, and enjoying,’How to Read and Why’ by Harold Bloom. The blurb says “Info is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?”
Well, quite. It is full of good arguments for reading literature. Consider this as an example, “Why read ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’? For its marvelous expression of the universal longing for romance, and it’s deep awareness that all romance, literary and human, depends upon incomplete and uncertain knowledge.”
It’s a goody.
(He says Austen is unsurpassed, good man.)
The Yearly Reading Challenge Group
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I’m reading, and enjoying,’How to Read and Why’ by Harold Bloom. The blurb says “Info is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?”
Well, quite.  It is full of good arguments for reading literature. Consider this as an example, “Why read ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’? For its marvelous expression of the universal longing for romance, and it’s deep awareness that all romance, literary and human, depends upon incomplete and uncertain knowledge.”
It’s a goody.
(He says Austen is unsurpassed, good man.)
The Yearly Reading Challenge Group
Book Lovers📚 Café☕️
The Book Hangout Spot
For Reading Addicts
The Drones Club (P.G. Wodehouse Fans)
The Jane Austen Society UK
Diana Wynne Jones Appreciation Society
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

🍂’Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which has drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.' - Jane Austen, Persuasion

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Only Jane Austen could convey her state of mind through this very sensitive personal depiction of the autumn landscape.

Great opportunity at Chawton House to become one of their General Assistants!

#janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenfan #janeaustenfilm #janeaustenquote #prideandprejudice #mansfieldpark #janeaustenemma #senseandsensibility #northangerabbey #persuasion #Sanditon #janeaustensociety #chawtonhouseCould you be one of our new General Assistants?

If you're a hard working, enthusiastic individual with a good understanding of customer service and a willingness to learn new skills, you may be the perfect candidate for this exciting and diverse role.

From supervising the shop, serving in the tea rooms or assisting with events, General Assistants are at the heart of everything Chawton House does.

For more information: chawtonhouse.org/get-involved/vacancies/
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Great opportunity at Chawton House to become one of their General Assistants!  

#janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenfan #janeaustenfilm #janeaustenquote #prideandprejudice #mansfieldpark #janeaustenemma #senseandsensibility #northangerabbey #persuasion #Sanditon #janeaustensociety #chawtonhouse
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Discover the top ten Austen-inspired things to do in Bath this Autumn via our link in bio.

You may well have ticked lots of them off your list already. Is there anything you think is missing? We'd love to know!

#janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenfan #janeaustenfilm #janeaustenquote #prideandprejudice #mansfieldpark #janeaustenemma #senseandsensibility #northangerabbey #persuasion #Sanditon #janeaustensociety #bath #janeaustenbath
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Interested in supporting the Jane Austen Society? Find out the different ways you can get involved, including how to support the 250 Fund and the 1775 Circle, on our website.

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Rare portrait of #JaneAusten on display @holburnemuseumbath after being loaned by @nationalportraitgallery. Although undated, the sketch, by her sister Cassandra, is believed to have been from about 1810, because of her age and dress.

Link in bio to read the full @bbcnews article.

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Two-week #SandiCon2022 convention next March. With week one based in London and week two touring around the countryside, making stops at @janeaustenshouse , @jane_austen_centre_bath, Bristol & significant filming locations, it's set to be a fabulous fortnight!

Link in bio for all the details.

#janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenfan #janeaustenfilm #janeaustenquote #prideandprejudice #mansfieldpark #janeaustenemma #senseandsensibility #northangerabbey #persuasion #Sanditon #janeaustensociety #sandicon2022
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On the 14th August, The Jane Austen Society of Australia is hosting an online event - 'Meet Mr Wickham'. Susannah Fullerton, President of JASA, will be interviewing actor, Adrian Lukis via Zoom. (The event will be recorded).

In 1995, actor Adrian Lukis played the role of George Wickham in the acclaimed BBC production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Handsome and debonair, insincere and untrustworthy, his Wickham was a memorable part of that wonderful production. Who can forget his feigned modesty as he tells Elizabeth how Darcy has mistreated him? Or his elopement with bouncy Lydia Bennet?

Link in bio to secure your tickets 👆🏻.

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