Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense And Sensibility

byJane Austen

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University'Young women who have no economic or political power must attendto the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability.Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate naturein the interests of survival.

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Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens l...
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Title:Sense And SensibilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pagesPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Wordsworth EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853260169

ISBN - 13:9781853260162

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The first published of Jane Austen's novels, Sense and Sensibility is a cautionary tale that follows the loves and losses of two very different sisters. Elinor Dashwood's measured, good sense contrasts greatly with the passionate, impulsive nature of her younger sister Marianne who embodies sensibility. Tremendously witty, this delightful comedy of manners witnesses the two sisters struggle to achieve respectability. At this special low price, it makes a great addition to any home library.