Jane Austen's 235th birthday marked by Google doodle





The image on the search engine home page is of a man in top hat and breeches accompanied by a demure-looking woman in a bonnet as they take a country stroll.

They could be from any number of Austen's much-loved books - perhaps Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice or Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley from Emma.

The English novelist was born on December 16, 1775 and died on July 18, 1817.

Over her lifetime she published four novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma, along with other short stories....

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