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Jane Austen's Writing Table and Chair, Chawton Cottage, UK, c. 1809

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Jane Austen's Writing Table and Chair, Chawton Cottage, UK, c. 1809.

Jane Austen wrote at this little table and in this chair after she moved to the cottage in Chawton where she would spend her last eight years. Austen is thought to have died of Addison's Disease, an unpleasant malady that darkened her skin, caused pain, fever, and gastrointestinal distress, rendering the last year of her life increasingly uncomfortable. She died at age 41 and was buried in Winchester Cathedral; her devoted sister and brother published Northanger Abbey and what many consider her best and most autobiographical novel, Persuasion, after her death.

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