384 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.92 in
September 25, 2007
Random House UK
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 009951155X
ISBN - 13: 9780099511557
From the Publisher
"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
About the Author
JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
• "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete." --Elizabeth Bowen
• "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste." --Virginia Woolf