Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

byJane Austen

Kobo ebook | June 3, 2012

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Set in southwest England, the novel portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters. Considered a pioneer of romance genre, Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work of romantic fiction.
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:Kobo ebookPublished:June 3, 2012Publisher:Interactive MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909175056

ISBN - 13:9781909175051

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Read I've had this on my shelf for maybe 4 years now and I finally read it last month. I can't believe I let it go unread for so long. I love the story, but I admit I do have some personal headcanons: Elinor is my favourite character, although I agree with Kristina's review that Elinor and Colonel Brandon would've made a much better couple than him and Marianne. Also, Edward does seem rather weak-willed and not sensible enough for Elinor (ironically, as she is supposed to represent the "sensible" part of "sense and sensibility").
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Making sense of Sense and Sensibility I find that classic literature, like hot tea, must be taken in small sips. While I enjoyed the book overall, I wished for a different ending. In my opinion, Elinor is the protagonist, yet her thoughts and feelings do not seem to be explored as much as those of her sister, Marianne. Why does Elinor love Edward? A match between Elinor and Colonel Brandon would have made far more sense.
Date published: 2018-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! A powerful story about possibilities and finding one's way in the world. Definitely worth the read! A beautiful contrast in sisters and so well written. A wonderful way to engage readers as there is a connection for everyone! This beautiful reading draws listeners into the story!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! A powerful story about possibilities and finding one's way in the world. Definitely worth the read! A beautiful contrast in sisters and so well written. A wonderful way to engage readers as there is a connection for everyone!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! A powerful story about possibilities and finding one's way in the world. Definitely worth the read! A beautiful contrast in sisters and so well written. A wonderful way to engage readers as there is a connection for everyone!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Elinor One of the greatest things about Jane Austen is how she portrays her characters and Elinor is one of my favorites, as well as Colonel Brandon is one of my favorite male characters. I will admit part of it is Alan Rickman's fault since I also watched the movie, but he truly is a great character and I doubt you won't fall in love with him while reading the book. The relationships in this book a really captivating but I will warn you, Marianne is a pain and she will always make me cringe a bit, I suppose. Although, all is well once you are reading the marvelous Jane Austen's acidic sense of humor. I truly appreciate how she wrote.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Favourite I love period romance like this! Call me sappy. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sense and Sensibility A brilliant story about sisters, romance, and societal dictates, and it’s ideal re-reading material, as you age, you appreciate these women in different ways. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sense and sensibility Another great from the greatest writer. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great exploration. Austen explores all the possible facets of love: patient, filial, passionate, rational...
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best romantic literatures to read I would say that this novel will definitely change the perceptions of our sense and sensibility of romance and adventure, when it comes to reading one of the best romance novels like this one by Austen <3 <3 <3 <3
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Its a classic, great read!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic! Another Jane Austen timeless classic.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book A great book! I love Austen and am so glad I finally got around to this book :)
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book "Sense and Sensibility" is a wonderful classic. The characters are well-developed and dynamic, the plot interesting with many plot twists, and a good balance of humour and serious content throughout. Satire is also found in this book. Overall, to anyone who is a fan of Jane Austen and even to anyone who is not, "Sense and Sensibility" is a must-read classic.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read all of Jane Austen You will never be disappointed when reading a novel by Jane Austen, she was the greatest writer of our time.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it if you have sisters This is one of my favorite Jane Austen books. I can especially relate to the dynamic between the sisters, and is a great romantic read!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read A great romantic novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no the best I love miss austen's works. But sadly to say this is not the best book I've read by her, but it is worth the read. It's a bit of a bore and is not the same slight comical lines and remarks as Emma or Pride & Prejudice.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The most romantic of all Austen’s novels. The first of her published novels, Sense and Sensibility tells the story of Dashwood sister’s Elinor and Marianne who although basically penniless, are determined to move towards what they believe to be the perfect love. Marianne being thoroughly romantic and ardent in her vision is ready to die for love, but Elinor is more thoughtful and self-controlled and puts much more sense into it. They will each have to overcome grief and despair to achieve what they hope will be marital bliss. In my opinion, this first novel of Austen is by far her most romantic and depicts sisterly love in a beautiful way. Each time I read it, I can help but feeling for either of the sisters as they grow apart or closer in their quest for Edward Ferrars or John Willoughby. The whole novel is well plotted, not matter what some people have said about the unraveling of the love triangle that is Lucy Steele, Elinor and Edward. And even though every deadly romantic individual will hope for a happy ending in between Marianne and Willoughby, I find that her marrying sensible Colonel Brandon, although almost twice her senior, is much more suitable than her ending with Willoughby. For more about this book and many more, visit my blog at: ladybugandotherbookworms.blogspot.com
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yawn Not the worst of the worst but a yawn... didn't get through it... too boring. It was the audio book version and listened to during the last half of a 13 and a half hour drive, so I may not be the best judge.
Date published: 2011-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Something about this story made me love it. I think it was her sister's love affair in the background. I love that it didn't shadow over the main love affair but in a way complimented it. In true Austen Style she has a quiet and responsible character and a wild and outspoken one with Gentlemen at the ready.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! I quite enjoyed this book and am a fan of Jane Austen. Although some may find it boring you really need to get into it and read the first few chapters so you can get a picture and understanding of the characters and you will be drawn in!
Date published: 2010-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book Review: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen This fantabulous classic was part of my read for the Everything Austen Challenge. Due to my love for anything and everything Victorian, I can say that it was only natural that I’d fall in love with this timeless piece. This story of the very different Dashwood sisters and their clashing tastes in their choices of men to love, was endearing as well as very frustrating at times. Just when I thought the obvious about Colonel Brandon, Edward or Willoughby- the story took a different turn just to add to the intrigue of it all; classic Austen at its best. The story revolves around love-sickness, love-triangles, a marriage of convenience, age and love, differences of choices and opinions, wealth and social status, influence, family conflict, secret-filled pasts and ultimately…and appropriately so: sense and sensibility. I’m still not sure which of the sisters I concurred with the most; Elinor or Marianne... Austen brilliantly shifts us from one perception to the other while embracing both depending on the situation. Ultimately the girls’ reconciliation and love for eachother blends the disparities of state helping them come to terms with their own serenity. Love can then be found and accepted under a new light. Sense and Sensibility is a light read embedded with deeper meaning that brings comfort, peaks interest and offers a colourful variety of figures (the comical busy-body Miss Jennings is indeed very special!) On the whole, this read meshed excitement, passion, drama as well as ‘sagesse’ in the lives of two otherwise very ordinary ladies of the times. The book doesn’t skip a beat with essential meanings and turn of events within every paragraph- With this one, you won’t want to blink:) One can never get enough of elegantly written suspense-filled love twists and pangs. At least I can't- Loved it! -
Date published: 2009-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best! This delightful re-covered copy of the classic was given to me as a gift and I honestly can't think of a better gift. The story of Maryanne and Elinor is one of my all-time favourites. The Dashwoods have to move after Mr Dashwoods' death (the male child inherits); they move to a cottage on the property of a relative. It is here that Marianne meets two suitors - Colonol Brandon and Mr Willowby. Elinor had met Edward Ferrars (Fanny's brother) right before the move and is not sure if he likes her. The sisters both show their love in different ways......... Truly a classic!
Date published: 2009-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Depth Having seen and loved the Ang Lee movie with Emma Thompson's screenplay, I didn't know what the book would add. As usual, though, the book gives more depth to the characters and plot, and Willoughby's actions are more understandable, although still wrong. A few other changes, like a wife and children for Sir John Middleton, but overall, an enjoyable read. The character change in Marianne, from a vivacious to sedate, is such a departure that I find it hard to believe, broken heart, or not.
Date published: 2008-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Wow, there is room for an essay here. Anyway, this book is really very good. it may be boring for some people, but for the thoughtful and reflective type it is an ideal diversion. yes, it is a novel of manners (what did you expect, it's Austen) about two very different sisters, Elinor and Marianne. They try to marry happily and the book is all about them trying to do so. Very gossipy and interesting content, really. As Mr. Bennett said in Pride and Prejudice, for what do we live then to make sport for our neighbours? The innumerable love triangles in all of Austen's books make them all like 19th century soap operas. Go ahead and try one; they're good. Books don't usually stick around for 200 years without a good reason!
Date published: 2002-05-24