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Emma at 200: from English Village to Global Appeal

Michael Caines, of the Times Literary Supplement visited our Emma at 200 exhibition recently. You can read his whole review here


We particularly enjoyed the following extract:

“Both the contemporary context and the past two centuries of responses to Emma are well illustrated at Chawton, in an exhibition that mainly consists of books, open and closed, and manuscripts, placed around the house so that the visitor enjoys them diluted, as it were, by the marvellous visual variety of the oil paintings and other artefacts on permanent display there: a portrait of Kitty Fisher the courtesan in a corridor, say; scions of the Knight family in the gallery; a suit belonging to Edward Austen Knight in the dining room.”