This 5-inch tall Jane Austen action figure is made of hard vinyl and comes with a mini "Pride & Prejudice" and a writing desk with a removable quill pen. Despite a rather sheltered life, Jane Austen was able to capture the subtleties of human interaction so perfectly that her novels continue to be immensely popular.
Born: December 16, 1775 - Stevenson, England
Died: July 18, 1817 - Winchester, England
Weapon of Choice: Character Study
Accomplishments: Six major novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Mansfield Park and Persuasion.
Interesting Fact: Over 40 sequels to Pride and Prejudice have been written by other authors.
Jane Austen, an enduring and much-loved English author, wrote novels which reflected universal and timeless truths about humanity. She wrote about the times and people she knew without using popular plot devices such as kidnappings and class struggles used by other authors of the period. Her light irony and humor earned her a devoted and consistent following. To this day, readers appreciate the way she captured the tranquility of a more leisurely era, combining cleverness and morality with poignant depictions of English country living. She died and was buried in Winchester Cathedral in 1818 with the inscription: "She opened her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness."