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Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 27/02/2003
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Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster, University of Oxford

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

This edition also includes explanatory notes and textual variants between first and second edition.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice, at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141439662
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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“I Love This”

Wow, what an excellent novel! At 16, I felt I needed a challenge so I have begun to read classics. Sense and Sensibility is the first Austen novel I have read and has reiterated in my mind how much I want to broaden... More

Paperback edition
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“this book was good!”

this book was good, there are alot of characters which is confusing but when you get into the story you realise that only the main characters only really matter. i liked the story/plot as it was realistic (i would say... More

Paperback edition
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“love it!”

Great story and a great addition to my collection

Leather / fine binding edition
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