Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662

'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!'

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner's introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.

Title:Sense and Sensibility
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    Sense and Sensibility Reviews

  • Stephen

    I love Jane Austen. I LOVE Jane Austen. I LOVE JANE AUSTEN!!I…LOVE…JANE…AUSTEN!!I……LOVE…..JANE..…AUSTEN!!I still twitch a bit, but I'm getting more and more man-comfortable saying that b...

  • A.

    Here is this book in a nutshell:Marianne and Elinor: 'O, why are we not married yet?'Hot Guy #1: 'Let's get married.'Elinor: 'Yes, let's.'Hot Guy #1: 'Nah, forget it.'Elinor: (pines)Old Guy: 'Let's ge...

  • Sean Barrs

    Money. It's all about the money. I mean, why else would you marry someone?In Sense and Sensibility there are three major factors beyond the usual considerations of appearance, personality and characte...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Jane Austen’s first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, is more straightforward than most of her later works. The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their ro...

  • Carmen

    RE-READ January 30, 2019 - Do you ever notice how Colonel Brandon is a man, who steps up and takes care of things like a man? Edward is kind of useless, I think Marianne got the real prize here.Also f...

  • Barry Pierce

    Sense and Sensibility is dense with inactivity. ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. Henry Dashwood, his second wife, and their three daughters live for many years with Henry's wealth...

  • Henry Avila

    The story of two teenage girls with romantic troubles, caused by unreliable men (they have dark secrets, but who doesn't ? ) in 1790's England, calm Elinor Dashwood 19 and her younger sibling , by a c...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    940. Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name mig...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    *life goals: to be an Eleanor*reality: being a Marianne⬇️*Classic example of men being gold diggers: John WilldoughyNot all gold diggers are women*Classic character reference of mean girls and van...