if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village,
she must seek them abroad
The Pump Room’s Little-Known and Well-Known Facts
at Jane Austen’s World
As faithful readers of Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey know, Bath plays a central part in the adventures of the young heroine Catherine Morland. Her first excursion to this famous health spa and social center is seen through fresh eyes as she takes in all of its delights and diversions such as shopping, visiting the pump-room, and dancing at the Upper and Lower Assembly Rooms. I am so grateful to Ms. Place (Vic), writer and editor of Jane Austen’s World and my co-blogger on Jane Austen Today for agreeing to coordinate weekly posts on her blog during the Go Gothic with Northanger Abbey event in October illustrating Catherine Moreland’s experience in Bath. This week, she kicks off her series with The Pump Room’s Little-Known and Well-Known Facts, highlighting some very important information about Bath’s history and its famous spring water. Please visit her beautiful blog to read the complete article. Enjoy!