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Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in a variety of areas in these short videos, shining light on what life was like in Jane Austen's world.

Join them in the kitchen and the library, at the tea-table and the dressing-table, in the garden and the carriage house, and more. A new video will be added to the collection every few weeks, so come back again to see what's new!


Reticule Video Promo    

Things That Might Be 
Kept in a Reticule




Banner image from The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, etc., Third Series, Vol. 6,  R. Ackermann, London, 1825



Things That Might Be Kept in a Reticule ›

Get a close-up view of the items ladies kept in their reticules during Jane Austen's era in this mul...

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