Persuasion and War ​

Saturday

Jane Austen's House Museum

In the second half of 2018, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the displays around the Museum will consider the impact of war on Jane Austen's novels, the life of the Austen family, and on the country at large.

Dates

Saturday
Monday

September 1st 2018 - December 31st 2018

Event details

Address:Chawton
Alton

Postcode:GU34 1SD

Contact Information:Email: enquiries@jahmusm.org.uk
Telephone: 01420 83262

Open hours:Details of opening hours are available at the Jane Austen's House Museum website.

Description

article thumb - Celebrating 200 years of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
Throughout most of Jane Austen's life, Britain was at war. Although Austen did not often write about war in her novels, it is a subtext to many of the stories and this is particularly true of Persuasion. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars in the false peace of 1814, the novel follows the hapless Anne Elliot who finds her life turned upside-down by the return of her former suitor Captain Wentworth from time at sea. Jane Austen, like Anne Elliot, was familiar with waiting for news of loved ones caught up in conflict. Her knowledge of the Navy was extensive as two of her brothers were enlisted and both achieved high office. In the second half of 2018, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the displays around the Museum will consider the impact of war on Jane Austen's novels, the life of the Austen family, and on the country at large.

Accessibility

Access for wheelchair users

Adapted toilet

Assistance dog

Level access toilet

Positive about disabled

Seat available