Today, about a million years ago, Jane Austen was born. Okay, in reality she graced the world with her presence on December 16th, 1775, and the idealistic romantic dreams of women everywhere haven’t been the same since. From the sassiness of Elizabeth Bennet to the fact that without Emma there would be no Clueless, Jane Austen was a serious game changer.
Because of her, you’re convinced that adorable boy in your Anthro class that can’t stop negging you is probably the love of your life. While that might not be true, and life isn’t quite as romantic these days, that doesn’t mean you should forego celebrating Jane’s b-day by pretending that it is.