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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.


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Things That Might Be 
Kept in a Reticule

 Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels
of Jane Austen

Recreating Jane Austen's Garden 


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...

Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen ›

Why does Austen mention specific carriages in her novels so often, and what is she trying to say?

Recreating Jane Austen’s Garden ›

Creating your own “Jane Austen garden” on your suburban acre, in your small garden, or on your apart...

“I am fond of superior society.”

Pride and Prejudice