Sense and Sensibility
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.
Publish date: April 29th 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
In my adult re-reading of Austen’s major works, I came to this one after having a lot of fun with Emma and Pride and Prejudice, and therefore with high expectations. It disappointed a bit, in part for reasons not embedded in the text at all—character portrayals from the 1995 movie kept intruding—in ...
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...
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 ...
*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. ...
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 ...