Sense and Sensibility

Front Cover
Little, Brown, 1892 - 548 pages
176 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

An amazing love story - LibraryThing
I loved the characters, plot and ending. - LibraryThing
Her prose style is wonderful. - LibraryThing
PS I liked the ending. - LibraryThing
A perfect ending as usual. - LibraryThing
Her prose rendered my eyes glued to the pages. - LibraryThing

Review: Sense and Sensibility

User Review  - Tadiana ✩ Night Owl☽ - Goodreads

Jane Austen's first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, is more straightforward than most of her later works. The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their ... Read full review

Review: Sense and Sensibility

User Review  - Apatt - Goodreads

Sense and Sensibility is a lot like a Fast and Furious movie, except there are no supercar races, gun fights, fist fights, robbery, and scantily clad girls. Come to think of it Sense and Sensibility ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 71 - Brandon is just the kind of man," said Willoughby one day, when they were talking of him together, "whom everybody speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted to see, and nobody remembers to talk to." "That is exactly what I think of him,
Page 293 - His wife was not always out of humour, nor his home always uncomfortable ; and in his breed of horses and dogs, and in sporting of every kind, he found no inconsiderable degree of domestic felicity.
Page 288 - The whole of Lucy's behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self-interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.
Page 160 - His temper might perhaps be a little soured by finding, like many others of his sex, that through some unaccountable bias in favour of beauty, he was the husband of a very silly woman, — but she knew that this kind of blunder was too common for any sensible man to be lastingly hurt by it.
Page 40 - On each side of the entrance was a sitting-room, about sixteen feet square ; and beyond them were the offices and the stairs. Four bedrooms and two garrets formed the rest of the house. It had not been built many years, and was in good repair.
Page 126 - How barbarous have I been to you! — you who have been my only comfort, who have borne with me in all my misery, who have seemed to be only suffering for me! Is this my gratitude? Is this the only return I can make you? Because your merit cries out upon myself, I have been trying to do it away.
Page 3 - The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where for many generations they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintances.
Page 31 - I had forgot her; but she may be 'prenticed out at small cost, and then what does it signify? Delaford is a nice place, I can tell you; exactly what I call a nice old-fashioned place, full of comforts and conveniences; quite shut in with great garden walls that are covered with the best fruit-trees in the country, and such a mulberry tree in one corner! Lord! How Charlotte and I did stuff the only time we were there!
Page 29 - She knew that what Marianne and her mother conjectured one moment, they believed the next, — that with them, to wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect. She tried to explain the real state of the case to her sister. "I do not attempt to deny," said she, "that I think very highly of him, — that I greatly esteem, that I like him.
Page 226 - ... confinement of a carriage, and ready to enjoy all the luxury of a good fire. The house was handsome and handsomely fitted up, and the young ladies were immediately put in possession of a very comfortable apartment. It had formerly...

Bibliographic information