From the Publisher
Jane Austen in Bath: Walking Tours of the Writer's
City is a beautifully illustrated book organized into
four walking tours around the city of Bath-where she set both
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion-two novels that
mirrored her own experience: that of an impressionable, optimistic
young girl hoping to meet the man she would marry and later, that
of a mature woman disappointed in love. It was in Bath that many of
Austen's own romantic adventures and misadventures occurred, and
this book artfully weaves together the story of Austen's life there
with those of her beloved characters.
This guidebook describes the places frequented by Austen and her
characters. Readers can stroll along the shady, tree-lined walk
where Anne Elliot met Captain Wentworth after he returned from
seven years at sea, and visit the galleries that hosted the
glittering balls where the impressionable young Catherine Moreland
made her debut.
Bath is an exquisite, perfectly preserved Georgian town located in
the stunning countryside just an hour and a half from London. It
was a spa town in Austen's day and still is. The streets,
crescents, gardens, and buildings look almost exactly the same as
they did then. Many of the places that she frequented are still
there-visitors can still buy the traditional Sally Lunn rolls at
the same bakery/caf? that Austen frequented; enter the famous Pump
Rooms and Assembly Rooms where she drank the waters, gossiped, and
danced; stroll the unique Georgian crescents and pleasure gardens
where she enjoyed fireworks and lavish public breakfasts; and see
the homes Austen and her family lived in, some of which are now
open to the public.
Jane Austen in Bath is the perfect
companion to discovering the vibrant and fashionable social scene
of Bath during both Austen's time and today.
About the Author
KATHARINE REEVE has worked in publishing for
fifteen years, most recently as an editorial director at Oxford
University Press. She lives in Bath.
Published: September 26, 2006
Publisher: New York Review Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1892145324
ISBN - 13: 9781892145321