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Jane Austen’s most memorable characters

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s phenomenally successful Pride and Prejudice, we’ve gathered 20 of the author's most memorable characters. From feisty feminist heroines like Elizabeth Bennet and dashing but sensible beaus like George Knightley, to nasty aunts and merciless femme fatales, reacquaint yourself with some of Austen’s most vivid creations and rate your favourite.

Is your favourite Austen character missing from the selection? Tell us who and why in the comments section below or on Twitter.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: Rex Features

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