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Persuasion - Jane Austen, Gillian Beer

On the travails of the impecunious Elliot family:

Sir Walter would quit Kellynch-hall;⁠—and after a very few days more of doubt and indecision, the great question of whether he should go, was settled . . . There had been three alternatives, London, Bath, or another house in the country. All Anne's wishes had been for the latter . . . But the usual fate of Anne attended her, in having something very opposite from her inclination fixed on. She disliked Bath, and did not think it agreed with her⁠—and Bath was to be her home.

So now I can add "inventor of the First World problem" to the list of Jane Austen's achievements.