Sense & Sensibility

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Bentley, 1882 - 322 pages
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I am a romantic that is too logical to give in to the sighs and rapid heartbeat that is why I love this book. It makes me cry and feel vindicated, proud and embarrassed. It teaches about the dangers of love while rewarding our romantic hopes.

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II
5
III
10
IV
12
V
17
VI
20
VII
24
VIII
27
XXVII
130
XXVIII
144
XXIX
148
XXX
158
XXXI
166
XXXII
176
XXXIII
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XXXIV
189

IX
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
290
XLVIII
297
XLIX
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L
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Page 316 - Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was bom to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims. She was born to overcome an affection formed so late in life as at seventeen, and with no sentiment superior to strong esteem and lively friendship, voluntarily to give her hand to another...
Page 140 - Nay, Elinor, this reproach from you! — you who have confidence in no one ! ' 'Me!' returned Elinor, in some confusion; ' indeed, Marianne, I have nothing to tell.' ' Nor I,' answered Marianne with energy ; 'our situations, then, are alike. We have neither of us anything to tell ; you, because you communicate, and I, because I conceal nothing.
Page 21 - 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 6 - He did not know what he was talking of, I dare say ; ten to one but he was light-headed at the time. Had he been in his right senses, he could not have thought of such a thing as begging you to give away half your fortune from your own child.
Page 76 - in a total misapprehension of character in some point or other; fancying people so much more gay or grave or ingenious or stupid than they really are, and I can hardly tell why, or in what the deception originated. Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving one's self time to deliberate and judge." "But I thought it was right, Elinor," said Marianne, " to be guided wholly by the opinion of other people.
Page 46 - It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. I should hold myself guilty of greater impropriety in accepting a horse from my brother than from Willoughby. Of John I know very little , though we have lived together for years ; but of Willoughby my judgment has long been formed.
Page 6 - John Dashwood did not at all approve of what her husband intended to do for his sisters. To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree. She begged him to think again on the subject. How could he answer it to himself to rob his child, and his only child too, of so large a sum?
Page 79 - I do not like crooked, twisted, blasted trees. I admire them much more if they are tall, straight, and flourishing. I do not like ruined, tattered cottages. 1 am not fond of nettles or thistles, or heath blossoms. I have more pleasure in a snug farm-house than a watch-tower, — and a troop of tidy, happy villagers please me better than the finest banditti in the world.
Page 71 - And how does dear, dear Norland look ?' cried Marianne. 'Dear, dear Norland,' said Elinor, 'probably looks much as it always does at this time of year—the woods and walks thickly covered with dead leaves.' ' Oh !' cried Marianne, ' with what transporting sensations have I formerly seen them fall! How have I delighted, as I walked, to see them driven in showers about me by the wind ! What feelings have they, the season, the air altogether inspired I Now there is no one to regard them. They are seen...
Page 76 - But I thought it was right, Elinor," said Marianne, " to be guided wholly by the opinion of other people. I thought our judgments were given us merely to be subservient to those of neighbours. This has always been your doctrine, I am sure.

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