Jane Austen, the author of well-known British classics like Pride and Prejudice and Emma, has become one of the most well-known writers in the world. During her lifetime, her first novels brought her limited recognition, but after her death in 1817 and the post-humorous release of Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Sanditon, fame swept her writings. Partly due to her engaging writing and the sense of humour found in each book, these books became so beloved in society.

Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s most well-known novel, tells the love story between two complex and detailed characters, setting up the foundations for the classic enemies - to – lovers’ trope still found in modern literature. The complexity of each of Austen’s characters made each one of them relatable to many people throughout society, conveying the timeless nature of the novelist’s writing in this, and the rest of her books.

Austen focuses not just on the development of the characters, but she also depicts and even critiques the society she is writing about, showing the snobbish and secretive world of the regency upper class in a humorous way, while still being able to ground the novels into some sense of reality. Her beautiful descriptions of nature and love, however, echo that of the Romantic period of literature, letting readers imaginations run free, and dream of a beautiful setting to escape to from their own lives. The seamless way she tied these two components together created the famous work she is still known for today.