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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is famously characterised as the story of two Dashwood sisters who embody the conflict between the oppressive nature of 'civilised' society and the human desire for romantic passion.

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ISBN 9781847494849
Published 21 October 2015 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Alma Classics Evergreens
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ISBN-13 9781847494849
ISBN-10 1847494846
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 21 October 2015
International Publication Date 15 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Alma Classics Evergreens
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code 979177

Description of this Book

Sense and Sensibility is famously characterised as the story of two Dashwood sisters who embody the conflict between the oppressive nature of 'civilised' society and the human desire for romantic passion. However, there is far more to this story of two daughters made homeless by the death of their father. Elinor, 19, and Marianne, 17, initially project the opposing roles with Elinor cautious and unassuming about romantic matters, while Marianne is wild and passionate when she falls hopelessly in love with the libertine Mr Willoughby. But the lessons in love and life see the two characters develop and change with sense and sensibility needing to be compromised as a matter of survival.Written when Austen was just nineteen, this story has been read as a biographical reflection of her relationship with her own sister Cassandra, with the younger Jane being the victim of 'sensibility.' However, the novel is far more than a simple case of passion versus manners, and depicts the romantic complications of two women made highly vulnerable by the loss of their father and estate. With a raw and intense quality Austen creates a romantic masterpiece on the backdrop of a fragile social context.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As a creative realist, giving to her characters the very body and pressure of actual life, no writer, living or dead, has surpassed her. John Cowper Powys
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

The witty and sharply satirical novels of Jane Austen (1775-1817) have an influence that shows no sign of waning, with continual adaptations and echoes in contemporary culture, and an ever-enthusiastic audience.

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