Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Audrey Niffenegger and Cathleen Schine pay tribute to Jane Austen's beloved first novel in this graphic deluxe edition commemorating its 200th anniversary. Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are sisters. Marianne always acts impulsively, while Elinor is painfully sensitive to social convention. When... show more
Audrey Niffenegger and Cathleen Schine pay tribute to Jane Austen's beloved first novel in this graphic deluxe edition commemorating its 200th anniversary. Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are sisters. Marianne always acts impulsively, while Elinor is painfully sensitive to social convention. When each falls in love, they come to realize that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find happiness. First published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility inaugurated the brilliant career of one of the world's most beloved literary figures and ranks among her most popular novels.
Publish date: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
*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. ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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