Idaho Region

“‘…in proportion to their family and income’: Houses in Jane Austen’s Life and Fiction”
December 10, 2011

Ibthorpe House, home of Mary and Martha Lloyd

On Saturday, December 10, 2011, JASNA President Iris Lutz will present an illustrated talk on houses in Jane Austen’s real and imagined worlds, shedding light on many of the homes and estates that figured in Austen’s life and novels.  The visual tour will feature houses Austen lived in and visited while in Chawton, Bath, Winchester, and Kent, and Iris will share pictures and impressions from a trip to Jane Austen Country.  In addition, by pairing pictures of real houses with descriptions in the novels of cottages, manors, and estates, Iris will show what Austen may have had in mind when she created Barton Cottage, Longbourn, Mansfield Park, Pemberley, Sotherton, and other fictional houses.

The tea will be held at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM.  Cost is $25.00 and reservations are required.  This popular event sells out, so please reserve early. Contact Carole Stokes at or (208) 344-5037.

—Carole Stokes

The appearance of Iris Lutz at this Regional Meeting is supported, in part, by JASNA.