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Before Jane moved to Chawton, she lived in Bath. The Austen family’s lives were much different in Bath from their quiet country life in Chawton. The Jane Austen Centre brings those years to life through exhibits, talks, and experiences. Dress up like an Austen heroine in an empire-waist, puffy-sleeved gown, white gloves, and elegant bonnet, practice your social graces at afternoon tea in the Regency Tea Room; or play a few Regency parlour games! All these are what make up The Jane Austen Experience at the center. The city was a fashionable place to be and be seen, attracting the aristocrats of her time. The abundance of balls, assemblies, and social obligations kept Jane busy. She didn’t get much writing done, but the resort town did inspire her for the rest of her life. Jane gives an honorable mention to Bath in all her novels, most especially in “Persuasion” and “Northanger Abbey.”
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