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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Headline | May 15, 2006 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen''s first published novel (1811), introduced its readers to many of the themes which would dominate Austen''s future work. On one level it is a simple story of two sisters finding fulfilment within a society bounded by regulations and restrictions. But on another it is a comprehensive exploration of the moral dilemmas facing young women in the choices they have to make about their lives. Austen writes about everyday events of her own time with a subtlety and sensitivity unprecedented in the English novel. This edition takes as its copytext the second edition of 1813, which corrects some errors of the first edition. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen''s life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.07 × 1.98 × 0.69 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755331451

ISBN - 13: 9780755331451

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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.07 × 1.98 × 0.69 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755331451

ISBN - 13: 9780755331451

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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen''s first published novel (1811), introduced its readers to many of the themes which would dominate Austen''s future work. On one level it is a simple story of two sisters finding fulfilment within a society bounded by regulations and restrictions. But on another it is a comprehensive exploration of the moral dilemmas facing young women in the choices they have to make about their lives. Austen writes about everyday events of her own time with a subtlety and sensitivity unprecedented in the English novel. This edition takes as its copytext the second edition of 1813, which corrects some errors of the first edition. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen''s life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.

About the Author

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.
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