Sense And Sensibility

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Sense And Sensibility

by Joanna Trollope

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | October 21, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Sense And Sensibility is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.

A beloved and internationally bestselling author''s contemporary retelling of Jane Austen''s classic novel of love, money and two very different sisters

When their father unexpectedly dies, the three Dashwood girls-Elinor, Marianne and Margaret-must face the harsh reality of a life where they no longer have the home or the financial security that they have always taken for granted. As they come to terms with life without the comforts of either their country house or an inheritance, Elinor, a sensible architecture student, and Marianne, a passionate, musical free spirit, are also confronted by a world where their choices are abruptly limited by their new and alarming circumstances.

With her trademark insight and wit, Joanna Trollope has brought Austen''s characters and their story into the 21st century. In the timeless spirit of their creator, she casts a clever, gently satirical eye on Elinor and Marianne as they are forced to navigate the modern world and the search for love. The results are both heartbreaking and hilarious, but always, in the hands of consummate storyteller Trollope, hugely entertaining and achingly true to life. Reimagining Sense and Sensibility in a fresh and contemporary light, Trollope recasts this beloved coming-of-age story as a perfect tale for our times.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: October 21, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416568

ISBN - 13: 9781443416566

Found in: Fiction and Literature

save 27%

  • In stock online

$15.19  ea

Online Price

$19.99 List Price

or, Used from $5.04

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sense and Sensibility A great read! Trollope has done it again -she captures the angst and trials of all her characters - from a late teen to her mother. Her character development allows you to "see" into their lives and become part of their everyday world.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just read the original I have read a few Joanna Trollope books and enjoyed them so when I saw this title I thought it was worth a try. It is part of The Austen Project which is pairing 6 best-selling authors with each of Jane Austen's novels. I haven't seen any other of the books and some are still not released so I have no comparison when it comes to other authors. I found the book disappointing overall. Much of the dialogue, set-ups, etc. were taken directly from the original story. Under any other circumstance other than The Austen Project, an author would have been accused of plagiarism. It was just too obviously a re-write with some cars, phones and MP3 players thrown in. Normally I find Trollope's work something to be savoured but this was shallow and trite. If the other books in the project are to be written along the same idea, I'm not sure why the project was bothered with. It doesn't allow for the development of truly unique story lines or even a change of character names. I can only recommend you read the original and if you prefer to imagine Margaret listening to her MP3 player in the treehouse, then do so. If you want to read Trollope, she has many fine original books to choose from. Enjoy them!
Date published: 2013-12-19

– More About This Product –

Sense And Sensibility

by Joanna Trollope

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: October 21, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416568

ISBN - 13: 9781443416566

From the Publisher

A beloved and internationally bestselling author''s contemporary retelling of Jane Austen''s classic novel of love, money and two very different sisters

When their father unexpectedly dies, the three Dashwood girls-Elinor, Marianne and Margaret-must face the harsh reality of a life where they no longer have the home or the financial security that they have always taken for granted. As they come to terms with life without the comforts of either their country house or an inheritance, Elinor, a sensible architecture student, and Marianne, a passionate, musical free spirit, are also confronted by a world where their choices are abruptly limited by their new and alarming circumstances.

With her trademark insight and wit, Joanna Trollope has brought Austen''s characters and their story into the 21st century. In the timeless spirit of their creator, she casts a clever, gently satirical eye on Elinor and Marianne as they are forced to navigate the modern world and the search for love. The results are both heartbreaking and hilarious, but always, in the hands of consummate storyteller Trollope, hugely entertaining and achingly true to life. Reimagining Sense and Sensibility in a fresh and contemporary light, Trollope recasts this beloved coming-of-age story as a perfect tale for our times.

About the Author

Joanna Trollope is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed contemporary bestselling novels, including, most recently, The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law, and The Soldier's Wife. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters, and ten historical novels published under the pseudonym Caroline Harvey. Joanna was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the chair of judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR JOANNA TROLLOPE:

"Like a good kitchen chat, Joanna Trollope''s novels dish out equal measures of reassuring warmth and sobering insight." - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Her books are . . . readable without being trivial, accessible without being pat, psychologically astute without being labored." -WALL STREET JOURNAL

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart