Sense and Sensibility

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Broadview Press, Apr 3, 2001 - Fiction - 427 pages
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Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a witty satire of the sentimental novel, a popular genre in Britain throughout the 1790s and the Regency. When it first appeared in 1811, the words in its title carried significant cultural weight beyond the confines of the novel, and into both popular and learned discourse. Through her dual heroines, Austen addresses, and satirizes, notions of sense and sensibility, and engages with the issues of inheritance, marriage, and love. The story concerns two sisters: the level-headed Elinor and the passionate and impulsive Marianne. When their father dies, his son by a previous marriage assumes possession of the family home. Marianne and Elinor, left to the care of their mercenary brother John and his wife Fanny, must remove to a cottage with their mother. Each sister meets a man in whom she is interested, and as with other Austen novels, requited love does not come easily. This newly annotated edition offers a thorough and perceptive introduction and a wide range of carefully selected contextual materials that further explore the term "sensibility."
  

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Meh. Old books usually aren't my cup of tea. Austen did a good job depicting female characters, though, despite the strict gender roles of this time period. All I can say for the ending is deus ex ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Introduction
7
A Brief Chronology
34
A Note on the Text
37
Sense and Sensibility
39
CHAPTER 1
41
CHAPTER 2
46
CHAPTER 3
52
CHAPTER 9
221
CHAPTER 10
231
CHAPTER 11
238
CHAPTER 12
246
CHAPTER 13
254
CHAPTER 14
261
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
269
CHAPTER 1
271

This circumstance was a growing attachment between her eldest girl and the brother of Mrs John Dashwood a gentlemanlike and pleasing young man...
53
CHAPTER 4
57
CHAPTER 5
62
CHAPTER 6
65
CHAPTER 7
69
CHAPTER 8
73
CHAPTER 9
77
CHAPTER 10
82
CHAPTER 11
88
CHAPTER 12
92
CHAPTER 13
97
CHAPTER 14
104
CHAPTER 15
108
CHAPTER 16
115
CHAPTER 17
121
CHAPTER 18
126
CHAPTER 19
131
CHAPTER 20
139
CHAPTER 21
146
CHAPTER 22
154
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
163
CHAPTER 1
165
CHAPTER 2
172
CHAPTER 3
178
CHAPTER 4
184
CHAPTER 5
191
CHAPTER 6
198
CHAPTER 7
202
CHAPTER 8
213
CHAPTER 2
283
CHAPTER 3
291
CHAPTER 4
297
CHAPTER 5
304
CHAPTER 6
311
CHAPTER 7
316
CHAPTER 8
325
CHAPTER 9
339
CHAPTER 10
345
CHAPTER 11
353
CHAPTER 12
360
CHAPTER 13
364
CHAPTER 14
375
Reviews of Sense and Sensibility
383
2 British Critic May 1812
384
Sensibility
386
2 Henry Mackenzie The Lounger June 1785
389
3 Henry Mackenzie The Lounger July 1786
394
4 Letter from Barbara Heartless The Lounger October 1786
398
5 Vicesimus Knox Winter Evenings 1795
403
The Picturesque
407
Map of London
411
Modes of Travel
413
2 A Plain PostChaise
414
Marianne Dashwoods Reading
415
2 James Thomson Autumn
418
3 William Cowper The Task
420
Select Bibliography
423
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About the author (2001)

Kathleen James-Cavan, of the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan, has written widely on 19th-century British fiction.

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