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.  This edition is published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of its first publication.

 

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?

Sense and Sensibility Synopsis

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.

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All versions of this book

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

ISBN: 9789626340936
Publication date: 31/03/1996
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Format: Cd-audio

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141439662
Publication date: 27th February 2003
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: 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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