Sense And Sensibility

Sense And Sensibility

Paperback | April 3, 2001

byJane AustenEditorKathleen James-Cavan

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Jane Austen''s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a witty satire of the sentimental novel, a popular genre in Britain throughout the 1790s and the Regency. When it first appeared in 1811, the words in its title carried significant cultural weight beyond the confines of the novel, and into both popular and learned discourse. Through her dual heroines, Austen addresses, and satirizes, notions of sense and sensibility, and engages with the issues of inheritance, marriage, and love.

The story concerns two sisters: the level-headed Elinor and the passionate and impulsive Marianne. When their father dies, his son by a previous marriage assumes possession of the family home. Marianne and Elinor, left to the care of their mercenary brother John and his wife Fanny, must remove to a cottage with their mother. Each sister meets a man in whom she is interested, and as with other Austen novels, requited love does not come easily.

This newly annotated edition offers a thorough and perceptive introduction and a wide range of carefully selected contextual materials that further explore the term "sensibility."

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Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a witty satire of the sentimental novel, a popular genre in Britain throughout the 1790s and the Regency. When it first appeared in 1811, the words in its title carried significant cultural weight beyond the confines of the novel, and into both popular and learned discourse. Through her dual heroines, Austen addresses, and satirizes, ...

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Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a witty satire of the sentimental novel, a popular genre in Britain throughout the 1790s and the Regency. When it first appeared in 1811, the words in its title carried significant cultural weight beyond the confines of the novel, and into both popular and learned discourse. Through her dual heroines, Austen addresses, and satirizes, ...

Kathleen James-Cavan of the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan, has written widely on 19th-century British fiction.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:427 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 3, 2001Publisher:Broadview PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155111125X

ISBN - 13:9781551111254

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Jane Austen: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Sense and Sensibility

Appendix A: Reviews of Sense and Sensibility

  1. Critical Review, February 1812
  2. British Critic, May 1812

Appendix B: Sensibility

  1. "Effects of Mistaken Synonymy." The Lady's Monthly Museum, 1799
  2. Henry Mackenzie, The Lounger, June 1785
  3. Henry Mackenzie, The Lounger, July 1786
  4. "Letter from Barbara Heartless." The Lounger, October 1786
  5. Vicesimus Knox, Winter Evenings, 1795

Appendix C: The Picturesque

  1. William Gilpin, Essays on Picturesque Beauty, 1794

Appendix D: Map of London

Appendix E: Modes of Travel

  1. Curricle
  2. Plain Post-Chaise
  3. Town Chariot

Appendix F: Marianne Dashwood's Reading

  1. Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel
  2. James Thomson, "Autumn"
  3. William Cowper, The Task

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