Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 32mm | 299.38g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141028157
  • 9780141028156
  • 152,849

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Foreword by Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Apothecary's Daughter The Classic Tale of Secret Engagements, First Loves, and Two Sisters, Opposites in Every Way are about to read not only one of the classic works of English literature, but a novel filled with love, humor, and heart. This edition of Sense and Sensibility exists to make your reading experience all the more pleasurable--offering interesting trivia, uniquely humorous insight, and meaningful inspiration. Prudent Elinor Dashwood and her passionate sister, Marianne, will come vividly to life. Their search for love, their heartbroken anguish, their wit, and their unceasing loyalty to each other--all of it will remind you why they are two of Austen's most beloved characters. Whether you're new to Barton Cottage or have visited often, one thing is assured: This read will delight your heart and stir your spirit. Includes "Conversation Questions" Perfect for Book Discussion Groups!
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About Jane Austen

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.
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