Jane Austen. A name well known to all of you. Surely many of you have read his books. Perhaps they will also be curious to know where he lived and where he wrote his masterpieces.
I happened by chance to see her house in Bath rented, thinking that her fans want to stay there in order to be inspired by those places where her heart has longed for so much.
 But what a disappointment for me to see his house all remodeled and changed. This is not Jane's house! This looks like any modern English house that anyone could have lived in!
It would have been nicer to see his house, peeling, old, moldy, rather than this luxurious New York-style apartment.
I wonder who could have made such a scampi.
When I saw Virginia Woolf's house years ago, I was impressed that they had kept everything as it was and hadn't renovated anything and touched anything. But this Jane Austen house has been stripped of her own spirit and honestly I will never set foot in it.
Does this look like the nineteenth-century living room where Jane welcomed her guests?
This kitchen looks like something out of a Netflix series, right? And this blue is terrible!!!
Is this really the chair Jane used to read in?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JosieHolford
    Aug 08, 2021 @ 22:29:07

    His? Her? Jane Austen’s house has changed and so have her pronouns! Perhaps this is the issue” Sometimes famous people live in a lot of places. It’s hard to preserve them all.

    But Bath is interesting, right? Even though it sounds like Austen found it rather depressing.


  2. Ashley
    Aug 16, 2021 @ 14:37:54

    Jane Austen may have stayed there in Bath but not with these decorations. Perhaps these were servants quarters? I can’t imagine those girls with their long skirts moving up and down those stairs very easily! 🙋‍♂️


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