Google Celebrates Jane Austen’s 235th Birthday With Doodle

If you click onto Google’s homepage today, you will be met with a Doodle that looks like it’s come straight from one of Jane Austen’s novels, perhaps that of “Pride and Prejudice.” For today the search engine is celebrating the late novelist’s birthday. In fact a staggering 235 of them to be precise. Over this year alone, Google Doodles have become common place on Google’s homepage, acknowledging certain events, anniversaries and of course birthdays.

Here at OSM we have reported on many including St Andrews Day, Halloween, Robert Louis Stevenson, 115th anniversary of the X-Ray and so on.

Austen who was born on December 16 1775 made a name for herself writing “romantic friction,” and later was to be recognized for her works such as Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and of course Pride and Prejudice. As Telegraph.co.uk reported, her subsequent novels really summed up her own life with her family and surroundings.

Unfortunately the last novel “Sanditon” that Austen was working on, did not get completed as she died part way through on July 18 1817. A shame you will agree, as to this day, we will never get to see whether this along with her other novels would have proved a huge success. As Techwatch quite rightly pointed out, it was only after Austen’s death that she was given the recongition she deserved.

Are you a fan of Jane Austen and her novels? Which one’s your favorite? Let us know.

  • kschwalbe

    It's the regular Google start page in the US this morning.