Google Doodle Celebrates Jane Austen's 235th Birthday

Google has celebrated Jane Austen's 235th birthday by dedicating a doodle to her on the front page of its search engine.

The doodle depicts a man and a woman taking a stroll in the English countryside. Both are dressed in period clothing from Austen's era, with the man seen wearing a top hat and the women a bonnet.

The figures pictured could be characters from any one of Austen's celebrated novels. The Telegraph speculates that they could be either Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, or Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley from Emma.

Austen was born in the village of Steventon in Hampshire on 16 December 1775 and died on 18 July 1817 in Winchester.

She was the author behind celebrated English classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. She also published several short stories posthumously.

Google often celebrates the birthdays of famous personalities from the world of music, science and literature with its doodle.