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By Antony Edmonds

in the course of her remain in Worthing in past due 1805 Jane Austen turned buddies with Edward Ogle, who used to be the motive force at the back of the chaotic little town's transformation right into a well-ordered seashore hotel. Then, in 1817, the 12 months of her dying, Jane Austen used Worthing because the heritage for her ultimate, unfinished novel, Sanditon, one in every of whose major characters used to be according to Ogle. This e-book offers an in depth account of the city Jane Austen knew in 1805, and explores in complete the shut hyperlinks among Sanditon and early Worthing. yet this can be greater than simply the photograph of a unmarried yr. it's also the portrait of an period. Taking the 1st twenty-five years of the 19th century as his time-frame, the writer explains how Worthing replaced and built in this interval, and paints bright images of a few of the folks linked to town. We meet Worthing's so much paranoid resident, the unstable reformed felony John Mackoull, in addition to remarkable viewers to town similar to the poets Byron and Shelley, the satirical author Horace Smith, and Colonel Berkeley, the louche nobleman and part-time actor with a keenness for younger actresses. Jane Austen's Worthing contains seventy-five illustrations, over a 3rd of them in colour.

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