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Montblanc pays homage to the beloved classical writer Jane Austen

If you love Jane Austen’s world, admire these four editions inspired by the very wax seal the author used for her 3,000 letters.

Renowned for her incisive social commentary, wit, and unforgettable characters in novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s world has captivated readers for centuries. Montblanc‘s decision to introduce an edition honoring Austen is a fitting tribute, aligning with the brand’s goals. Just as Ms. Austen’s novels continue to inspire and resonate, Montblanc pens represent timeless craftsmanship.

Montblanc Jane Austen Edition

Each writing instrument symbolizes Ms. Austen’s love for the countryside, the domestic sphere, travel, and the social ball, with intricate design details that vividly portray the facets of her existence and literary contributions.

The shape of all four editions is inspired by the wax seal Ms. Austen used for her estimated 3,000 letters. Three editions bear the inscription “By a Lady” on the cap top, echoing the anonymity of her debut novel, Sense and Sensibility, while the fourth edition finally reveals her true identity.

Montblanc Jane Austen Edition

The nib design features a Regency-era silhouette of Ms. Austen, and the clip shape draws from the band of a reticule, a pouch-like handbag from the Regency era.

The Writers Edition Homage to Jane Austen Limited Edition reflects her love for nature and the countryside. The barrel mimics a classical column and features her signature. Yellow gold-coated fittings evoke Hampshire’s flag, while the gold nib showcases Ms. Austen’s silhouette. The cap pattern mirrors Regency gentlemen’s coats, and the cap ring features a floral design and “XLIII,” referencing Chapter 43 of Pride and Prejudice.

Montblanc Jane Austen Edition

The Writers Edition Homage to Jane Austen Limited Edition 1813 celebrates Ms. Austen’s Chawton home, where she wrote and published her six novels. Crafted from precious hornbeam wood, its design includes yellow gold-coated elements inspired by the house’s piano and fireplace. The cap ring bears Ms. Austen’s signature, “XXXIV,” and a floral motif.

The Writers Edition Homage to Jane Austen Limited Edition 97 celebrates Ms. Austen’s love for travel, inspired by her detailed letters. The dégradé lacquer barrel mimics horsehair, encased in a gold skeleton harness. The cap, made of yellow English cowhide leather, echoes a traveling coach’s interior. The nib features Ms. Austen’s portrait with a traveling hat, and the cap ring, engraved with “LVI,” references Lady Catherine’s visit in Pride and Prejudice. The Montblanc emblem is surrounded by a floral pattern and Ms. Austen’s words “By a Lady.”

Montblanc Jane Austen Edition

The final edition of the collection honors Ms. Austen’s portrayal of balls, pivotal in most of her novels. The Writers Edition Homage to Jane Austen Limited Edition 8 features a feather motif inspired by Ms. Austen’s gift to her niece, adorned with diamonds and stones. Turquoise accents symbolize Ms. Austen’s birthstone and her turquoise ring. For an additional personal detail, the cap top ring includes the names of the Bennet sisters and a rhombus-shaped ruby. The cap ring, crafted from solid Au 750 signature gold, bears an engraving of the quote from Pride and Prejudice: “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love”.

These writing instruments not only celebrate Ms. Austen, but also reinforce Montblanc’s commitment to honoring cultural icons through their exquisite creations.

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