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Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Overview

'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!' Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elino 'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!' Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner's introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.

Jane Austen

About Sense and Sensibility Description

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry

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Original Title Sense and Sensibility ISBN 0141439661 (ISBN13: 9780141439662 ) Edition Language English Characters Elinor Dashwood, Marianne Dashwood, Edward Ferrars, Colonel Brandon, Lady Middleton...more , John Middleton, Mr. Dashwood, Mrs. John Dashwood, Mrs. Dashwood, John Willoughby...less setting Devonshire, England (United Kingdom) Sussex, England (United Kingdom) (2115)