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So, where exactly is this Longbourn place anyway?

Many of the places in this novel are real, and yet many are fictitious.  These facts aren’t pointed out until you look into it and start matching up the locations on a map.  The anonymity of some areas is further suggested when Austen blanks out the names of towns with a “-“.  But where does the boundary between reality and fiction lie?  Most Pride and Prejudice readers will tell you that Longbourn is a completely fictional town in Hertforshire.  But is this really so? Continue reading

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