Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Jane Austen, Preface by Tony Tanner, Introduction by Ros Ballaster, Notes by Ros Ballaster

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 28mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141439661
  • ISBN 13: 9780141439662
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: notes
  • Sales rank: 11,338

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Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster, University of Oxford. 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 also includes explanatory notes and textual variants between first and second edition. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice, at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.

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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is also the author of Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Ros Ballaster is Professor of 18th Century Studies at Mansfield College, Oxford.