"I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety." --Sense & Sensibility
Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father's death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are thwart with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.
• With a new introduction by Francesca Segal
• Written when she was only seventeen, Sense and Sensibility is the novel that launched Jane Austen's career