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    About the Project

    The city of Bath has always been a social gathering place known for the hot springs which were believed to have medicinal (or even spiritual) properties. The social activities which were at the heart of life in Bath had to abide by a set of rules. Jane Austen’s novels which are set in the city of Bath convey humor and messages in the way they  bend or break these rules. Her life and novels in Bath are wrapped around the importance of groups and socializing.  In today’s environment where large social gatherings are no longer possible, it is entertaining (and educational) to study what role social gatherings have historically played.…

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    Source Material & Acknowledgements

    Feltham, John. A Guide to all the Watering and Sea-Bathing Places.  London: Longman, 1815. The New Bath Guide; or, Useful Pocket Companion for All Persons Residing at or Resorting to This Ancient City. Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1799.  Lane, Maggie. A Charming Place: Bath in the Life and Novels of Jane Austen. Bath: Millstream Books, 1996.  Watkins, Susan. Jane Austen In Style. London: Thames And Hudson, 1990.  Nicolson, Nigel. The World of Jane Austen. London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited, 1991. Acknowledgements Thank you to Dr. Roxanne Eberle, Associate Professor & Associate Head of the Department of English at the University of Georgia, for sharing her knowledge about Jane Austen and…