Austen for Beginners

Jane Austen's handwriting

 -- What did her handwriting look like?

Thanks to a kind soul developing a special font based on Jane Austen's original handwriting, we can see what any phrase might have looked like.

The famous opening line of Pride and Prejudice -

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

..would have looked a bit like this:

This was created using the Jane Austen font which can be downloaded here:
Jane Austen font

A facsimile of one of Jane Austen's letters can be seen here

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