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An Introduction
Dr. Marguerite Connor
Austen's popularity
Why read Austen? 
Austen's Biography
Austen's House and Neighborhood
"Austen is the Elvis Presley of English literature"
Jane Austen's neighborhood, 
photograph Marguerite Connor
Jane Austen's House, Clawton, Hampshire
Jane's early nineteenth-century chinoiserie work cabinet, decorated with black lacquer and gilt, is fitted with boxes for storing needles, thread and sundry other times essential for needlewoman.   
In the background hangs the colourful patchwork created by Jane and her mother (Watkins 26).