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Exhibition at Chawton House Library: Fickle Fortunes: Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël Event

Chawton House Library
Date:
12 June 2017 - 24 September 2017
Venue:
Chawton House Library

For more information regarding this event, please email Sandy White at sw17@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Exhibition at Chawton House Library.

July 1817 saw two deaths: Jane Austen, an English novelist with a solid but relatively modest success, and Germaine de Staël, a long-standing superstar of pan-European intellectual, political and literary life. This exhibition will present items in the library’s own collection alongside rare items sourced from other international research libraries, reflecting on Austen’s immense popularity, but also exploring the transient nature of celebrity, and introducing one of the period’s most famous, and most oft forgotten, writers.

Access to this exhibition is included in the price of visitor admission.

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