Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in British Hampshire, and only fifteen years old when she started writing her first novel, Love & Friendship. Shortly after that she began working on a few of her novels that came to be her most famous ones: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. All of her works are set in the British aristocracy, and Austen uses humor and irony to describe different situations from everyday life. More commonly Austen writes with a note of criticism towards the social conventions and rituals of the aristocracy, that inhibit the characters – first and foremost, the women – in their pursuit to find love and happiness.
The idea and design behind the bookends is by the Swedish renowned industrial designer Jan Landqvist and the bookends are made in the small town Gnosjö in the south of Sweden.
Portrait – 15×15 cm
Base – 10×15 cm