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Sense and Sensibility: Authoritative Text Contexts Criticism - Claudia L. Johnson, Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility: Authoritative Text Contexts Criticism
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Sense and Sensibility is Austen’s first published novel and the one now most scrutinized by historicist and feminist scholars, who offer new, complex readings of the work.The text is that of the 1813 Second Edition (the origins of which can be traced back to 1795). The text is fully annotated and... show more
Sense and Sensibility is Austen’s first published novel and the one now most scrutinized by historicist and feminist scholars, who offer new, complex readings of the work.The text is that of the 1813 Second Edition (the origins of which can be traced back to 1795). The text is fully annotated and is accompanied by a map of nineteenth-century England. "Contexts" explores the personal and social issues that loom large in Austen's novel: sense, sensibility, self-control, judgment, romantic attachments, family, and inheritance. Included are writings by Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Moore, and Maria Edgeworth. "Criticism" collects six early and twelve modern assessments of the novel. Contributors include Alice Meynell, Reginald Farrer, Jan Fergus, Raymond Williams, Marilyn Butler, Mary Povey, Claudia L. Johnson, Gene Ruoff, Patricia Meyer Spacks, Isobel Armstrong, Mary Favret, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Eve Sedgwick, and Deborah Kaplan. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393977516 (039397751X)
ASIN: 039397751X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Wśród marzeń rated it
3.5
Miałam przyjemność już poznać jedną z powieści Jane Austen. Była to "Duma i uprzedzenie", która niezbyt przypadła mi do gustu. Dlatego też przez długi czas unikałam książki "Rozważna i romantyczna". Miałam ją już od dawna, lecz nie sięgałam po nią. Myślałam, że znów się wynudzę, że znów bohaterowie ...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
*4+ Stars* I really did like this one. I did, it has some similar traits to Pride and Prejudice which I thought was pretty good. What made me not bump this one up was the fact that it dragged on in a lot of places. I felt like what could have been covered in a few pages went on for many more. ...
The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
3.0 Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated)
Well I finished it -and none too soon. Apparently my tastes are just too 21st century to appreciate this type of book. This book is filled satire and is supposedly a 'comedy of manners' I just found it to be filled with annoying whining characters, angst over the least little thing and a real han...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Sense and Sensibility
I'm familiar with many Jane Austen stories, but this is the first time I've successfully read one of her novels. Years ago, surely eight or nine years now, I made a very lackluster attempt to read Mansfield Park, but I gave up within a mere ten pages. My heart just wasn't in it at the time. More so ...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.5 #CBR8 Book 35: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
After their father dies and leaves pretty much everything to their older half-brother, the three Misses Dashwood and their widowed mother have to find a new place to live, which isn't exactly easy with the meagre income they have. After some searching, a cousin of Mrs. Dashwood's offer them lodging ...
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