Sense and Sensibility

by Joanna Trollope

HarperCollins Canada | October 29, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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

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.

Praise for Sense and Sensibility

“Jane Austen’s story and Joanna Trollope’s voice make the perfect marriage. I loved every page. It’s witty and fresh, whilst completely respecting the original, timeless story. What a delight!” -Sophie Kinsella

“A breathtaking tribute to Jane Austen.” -Washington Post

“You don’t have to have read the original Sense and Sensibility to enjoy this breezy new take on Austen’s 1811 debut…. Wittily, stylishly and sensitively written with lots of delicious upmarket detail. A must for Trollope and Austen fans alike.” -Daily Mail

“Trollope and Austen are a natural marriage.” -Guardian

“The Dashwood girls…are drawn to painterly perfection by Trollope…. Will sweep you up in its fast-paced world.” -Stylist

“Trollope adds verbal fizz. It’s a faster, zestier read than the original…. A fun exercise and one that provokes serious thought.” -Times

“Trollope is to be praised for her courageous refashioning…. Her contemporary parallels are fresh and funny…. Trollope has set the bar high…. Her Sense & Sensibility is a superb gateway into the original novel.” -Observer

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416584

ISBN - 13: 9781443416580

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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

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Sense and Sensibility

by Joanna Trollope

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416584

ISBN - 13: 9781443416580

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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.

Praise for Sense and Sensibility

“Jane Austen’s story and Joanna Trollope’s voice make the perfect marriage. I loved every page. It’s witty and fresh, whilst completely respecting the original, timeless story. What a delight!” -Sophie Kinsella

“A breathtaking tribute to Jane Austen.” -Washington Post

“You don’t have to have read the original Sense and Sensibility to enjoy this breezy new take on Austen’s 1811 debut…. Wittily, stylishly and sensitively written with lots of delicious upmarket detail. A must for Trollope and Austen fans alike.” -Daily Mail

“Trollope and Austen are a natural marriage.” -Guardian

“The Dashwood girls…are drawn to painterly perfection by Trollope…. Will sweep you up in its fast-paced world.” -Stylist

“Trollope adds verbal fizz. It’s a faster, zestier read than the original…. A fun exercise and one that provokes serious thought.” -Times

“Trollope is to be praised for her courageous refashioning…. Her contemporary parallels are fresh and funny…. Trollope has set the bar high…. Her Sense & Sensibility is a superb gateway into the original novel.” -Observer

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