Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

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'The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste' Virginia Woolf

Jane Austen's subtle and witty novel of secrets and suppression, lies and seduction, brilliantly portrays a world where rigid social convention clashes with the impulses of the heart. It tells the story of two very different sisters who find themselves thrown into an unkind world when their father dies. Marianne, wild and impulsive, falls dangerously in love, while Elinor suffers her own private heartbreak but conceals her true feelings, even from those closest to her.

Edited with an Introduction by ROS BALLASTER
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 315g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • notes
  • 0141439661
  • 9780141439662
  • 6,931

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"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
-Eudora Welty
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"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
--Eudora Welty
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About Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.
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