Sense and Sensibility

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Penguin Adult, 2006 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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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User Review  - Liladillerauthor - LibraryThing

One of my favorites of all time!! Here is a sampling of the language at the time in some of my favorite quotes: 1. “Nor I,” answered Marianne with energy, “our situations then are alike. We have ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElleLainey - LibraryThing

I could never really get into Sense and Sensibility. It was difficult to read and took me a while to get into. However, in the end, I did enjoy the story and the characters. This was my first foray into Jane Austen. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudicewhen she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressionsand was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility(1811), Pride and Prejudice(1813), Mansfield Park(1814) and Emma(1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbeyand Persuasionwere both published posthumously in 1818

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