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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on Sense and Sensibility

Even if you have seen the numerous films and TV adaptations there is nothing quite as good as reading the original book about the Dashwood sisters and the complications and misunderstandings that take place in their love lives. A true classic, a clever, wonderful, romantic read.  

 

April 2010 Guest Editor Katharine McMahon on Jane Austen...

I can't not choose her.  And whichever I've read last is always my favourite.  The nuance of emotion, the understanding of human nature revealed by Austen constantly delights me.  When I reread Sense and Sensibility recently, for the first time Elinor came across as quite prissy and destined to marry a rather spineless husband.  I wonder if that was intended?

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Sense and Sensibility Synopsis

'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability.

Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival.

This book, the first of Austen’s novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

Wordsworth Collector's Editions are compact cloth-bound hardbacks with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations.

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ISBN: 9781840228007
Publication date: 07/09/2020
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780141439662
Publication date: 27/02/2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781840228007
Publication date: 7th September 2020
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Classics, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817. As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after ...

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