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International Summer School

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is today the best known and most widely read author of the long eighteenth century.

Chawton House
Chawton House

Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma are among her most famous works.

Like Shakespeare's plays, Austen's novels and even her life, have been adapted into films, sequels, TV series and for the theatre.

Join us as we focus on Jane Austen's writing, films based on her novels and her celebrated ironic commentary on English society.

This topic will include a visit to Chawton House and Library which was formerly owned by Jane Austen's brother, Edward. Now an internationally respected centre for the study of women's writing from 1600 to 1830, which also houses special collections of rare books and manuscripts.

We will also visit the ruins of the 13th century Netley Abbey that Jane, her mother and her sister, Cassandra, would visit on regular walks.

The academic organising this topic is Professor Stephen Bygrave, Professor of English.  Find out more about the PGR tutor, Clio O'Sullivan, on our Meet your PGR Tutor page.

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid

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