Rachel2 HoldsworthLondon Literary Locations: Jane Austen
Jane Austen's characters tend to live sheltered lives out in the country or taking the waters at Bath, so finding a London mention in one of her novels comes as something of a treat. Particularly when you realise, as we have over the last few days, that most of the more salacious episodes happen in 'town': Maria Rushworth runs off with Henry Crawford from a house in Wimpole Street, Lydia and Wickham hole up in the City before Mr Darcy sniffs them out, and London is the setting for poor Marianne's discovery of what a scoundrel Willoughby truly is.
We've been out and taken some photos of the more important locations, as well as two places where Jane Austen stayed. We've also mapped all the locations we could find mentioned in the books:
View Jane Austen in a larger map Key: Blue - Emma Red - Lady Susan Green - Mansfield Park Turquoise - Northanger Abbey Purple - Pride and Prejudice Green without black dot - Sanditon Yellow - Sense and Sensibility Red without black dot - The Watsons Pink - Jane Austen's residences