Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.45 × 5.54 × 0.97 in
Published: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 014310652X
ISBN - 13: 9780143106524
About the Book
This special hardcover gift edition of Austen's delightful comedy of manners concerning a pair of marriage-minded sisters features a dust jacket and more than 60 charming drawings. 368 pp. 35,000 print.
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817. As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion , were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan , and an unfinished novel, The Watsons . At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon , a fragmentary draft of which survives. Cathleen Schine is the author of the novels The Love Letter (a national bestseller translated into twelve languages), Rameau''s Niece, To the Birdhouse , and Alice in Bed . She and her husband, journalist and film critic David Denby, have two ch