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Sense and Sensibility - Community Reviews back

by Jane Austen
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Sassafrass rated it 3 years ago
*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 3 years ago
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 rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 4 years ago
Do you ever just read a book and you say to yourself why in the hell did I start reading this? Do I hate myself today? Do I just not want to read good books? And for me to go down that road with a beloved classic...sigh.I felt the same way reading this book that I did reading The Catcher in the Rye....
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 4 years ago
Enjoyed this more than Pride and prejudice.
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 4 years ago
This was the first Jane Austen novel I ever read, and it retains a special place in my heart because of that. Well, not entirely because of that. To be honest, it deserves a special place in my heart entirely on its own merits, and I always debate between this and Northanger Abbey as my favorite o...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 4 years ago
Hmmm. So Sense and Sensibility wasn't quite what I expected. There's something kind of different about it from the other Austen novels I've read so far (Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey). I think in general there's less of a sense of permanence to the characters--where the o...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 4 years ago
At the risk of being considered blasphemous by my many Austen-loving friends, I must say: I didn’t like this novel. Unlike P & P, I had trouble finishing this one. It took me over two weeks, and I finished a few other books in the interim. There are two main reasons for my dislike: the writing style...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 years ago
Sense and Sensibility is a lot like a Fast & 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 is nothing like a Fast & Furious movie. I just had no idea how to start off the review.Actually Sense a...
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
I love listening to Jane Austen. You can just sort of sit there and let the language flow over you. It's gorgeous, and very well read by Susannah Harker.I hadn't read S&S before, and hadn't seen the movie in ages, so didn't quite remember how it all went. It felt like Austen was still working on her...
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