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Jane Austen @ Royal Pavilion, Brighton
17 June 2017 - 8 January 2018
Jane Austen was one of the most successful writers of the early 1800s, and her novels are still enormously popular today. To mark the bicentenary of her death, a new display at the Royal Pavilion will explore Austen’s relationship with Brighton and other coastal towns. Brighton ‘walking dress’ of 1818, courtesy of University of Sussex Jane Austen by the Sea will look at the seaside context of Austen’s plots and paint a picture of the leading resort of Brighton in the early nineteenth century, when it was a fashionable ‘watering place’ featured in novels like Pride and Prejudice.