Edward Austen Knight

Standard Name: Knight, Edward Austen


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Family and Intimate relationships Jane Austen
He changed his name to Edward Austen Knight and moved to live with his adoptive parents. As a landowner he later had the means to provide a home for his widowed mother and his sisters...
Reception Jane Austen
Austen's status in the English-speaking world is not so far equalled among, for instance, French speakers. Valérie Cossy noted in March 2006 that (largely on account of inaccurate and inadequate translations) [v]ery few people in...
Residence Jane Austen
After four and a half years they had a permanent home again, provided for them by Edward Austen Knight on his Chawton estate. The red-brick cottage stands in the main road of the village, only...


July 2003: Chawton House in the village of Chawton in...

Women writers item

July 2003

Chawton House in the village of Chawton in Hampshire, once owned by Jane Austen 's brother Edward Austen Knight , opened its doors as Chawton House Library , a research centre in women's writing.


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