Chawton Cottage 

Jane Austen House Museum

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Edward Austen provides a home for his mother and sister in Chawton in 1809, where Jane Austen spends the next eight years productively working on her literary pursuits. The source cited notes the specific texts including Pride and PrejudiceMansfield Park, and Persuasion. According to the source's author, Claire Harman, "[Austen] began Mansfield Park and revised 'First Impressions' into Pride and Prejudice (the books were published in 1814 and 1813 respectively). Emma was written in 1814-1815 and published late in 1816; overlapping this was Persuasion, begun in 1815 and finished in 1816" (Harman 4). Her streak of productivity ends by 1816 where she begins indications begins showing signs of feeling ill.

Harman, Claire. "Austen, Jane (1775-1817)." British Writers, Retrospective Supplement 2, edited by Jay Parini, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002, pp. 1-16. Gale Literature Resource Center, Accessed 5 Nov. 2020.

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1809 to 1817

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