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Jane Austen's House: 'Jane Austen in Love' Exhibition

Friday 10:00

Jane Austen's House

'Jane Austen in Love' exhibition featuring a precious newly acquired Jane Austen letter.


Friday 10:00
Sunday 17:00

November 18th 2022 at 10:00 - March 5th 2023 at 17:00

Event details

Address:Jane Austen's House
Winchester Road

Postcode:GU34 1SD

Tickets:Free with House admission



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'Jane Austen in Love' explores Jane’s relationship with Tom Lefroy, a handsome young Irishman, when they were both just twenty years old. Soon after her flirtation with Tom Lefroy, Jane began writing First Impressions (later published as Pride and Prejudice) and created the character of Mr Darcy – a template for flawed romantic heroes to this day.

The exhibition brings together for the first time the letter in which Jane told her sister Cassandra ‘I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy’ with Tom’s portrait by George Engleheart, which is on private loan from Judy and Brian Harden. It will also include costumes worn by Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy in the film Becoming Jane (2007). This display will run from 8 September 2022 to 5 March 2023 and is free with House entry!


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