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Sense and Sensibility - Claire Lamont, James Kinsley, Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility
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In her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen presents us with the subtle portraits of two contrasting but equally compelling heroines. For sensible Elinor Dashwood and her impetuous younger sister Marianne the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world... show more
In her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen presents us with the subtle portraits of two contrasting but equally compelling heroines. For sensible Elinor Dashwood and her impetuous younger sister Marianne the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centered fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, while Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive. This revised edition contains new notes, appendices, chronology, and bibliography.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192804785 (0192804782)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it
4.0 Sense and Sensibility
Very similar to "Pride and Prejudice", i liked the latter more though. "sense and sensibility" was a bit boring, I felt like what could have been covered in a few pages went on for many more.but it was a good one, i'm so in love with that era. Sense and Sensibility is about two sisters Elinor and M...
Wśród marzeń
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. ...
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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