We are raising funds to bring Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël together for the first time in 200 years for our summer exhibition in 2017.
We have been successful in a bid of £5,000 from the Friends of the National Libraries, to purchase a first edition of Staël’s 1807 novel Corinne. This central exhibit will sit alongside a first edition of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813). But we need to raise a further £10,000 to curate and interpret our material for visitors in 2017.
As part of the crowdfunding campaign, we will be offering rewards to our supporters. Donate £20 and you will receive a copy of the Chawton House Library guidebook. Donate £50 and you will receive a ticket to our exhibition and free entry to the house and grounds for the year. Donate £100 and you will receive a ticket to our exhibition, an invitation to the Preview and free entry to the house and grounds for the year.
Please help us to unite these two writers in the bicentenary of their death, and to tell the stories of women writers who wrote alongside Jane Austen.
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