Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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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 | 368 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 28mm | 421.84g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bicentennial ed.
  • 014310652X
  • 9780143106524
  • 111,747

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-As nearly flawless as any fiction could be.---Eudora Welty "As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."--Eudora Welty "As nearly flawless as any fiction could be." Eudora Welty" "As nearly flawless as any fiction could be." Eudora Welty" "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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Back cover copy

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 Smile...you 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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