23 Hans Place, London

23 Hans Place, London

23 Hans Place, an elegant London residence, is infused with the poignant history of the beloved author Jane Austen. The house gained a significant place in Austen's life after Eliza, the wife of her brother Henry Austen, passed away. Henry relocated to 23 Hans Place, and this charming abode became a familiar setting for Jane during her visits in 1814 and 1815. The allure of the building and the picturesque garden square left a lasting impression on the author.

In 1815, as Jane Austen was meticulously preparing her novel "Emma" for publication, her life took a different turn. She embarked on a journey to London, intending to oversee her literary endeavors. However, unforeseen circumstances arose as her brother fell seriously ill, necessitating her extended stay in the city to care for him. This poignant visit to 23 Hans Place would mark her last sojourn in London. Tragically, just 19 months later, Jane Austen passed away in Hampshire, leaving behind an unparalleled literary legacy that continues to captivate readers around the world.

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Sight Name: 23 Hans Place
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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