Sense & Sensibility
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Sense & Sensibility

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From Joanna Trollope, one of the most insightful chroniclers of family life writing fiction today, comes a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's classic novel of love, money, and two very different sisters.

John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take care of his half sisters. But his wife, Fanny, has no desire to share their newly inherited estate. When she descends upon Norland Park, the three Dashwood girls--Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret--are faced with the realities of a cold world and the cruelties of life without their father, their home, or their money.

With her sparkling wit, Joanna Trollope casts a clever, satirical eye on the tales of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood.

Reimagining Sense and Sensibility in a fresh, modern new light, she spins the novel's romance, bonnets, and betrothals into a wonderfully witty coming-of-age story about the stuff that really makes the world go around. For when it comes to money, some things never change....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 23mm | 281g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006220047X
  • 9780062200471
  • 1,042,018

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Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing while dreaming of going to art school. But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely put to the test.

With her wit and eye for social nuance, Joanna Trollope casts Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to retell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how, especially when it comes to money, some things never change. . . .
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You don t have to have read the original Sense & Sensibility to enjoy this breezy new take on Austen s 1811 debut .Wittily, stylishly and sensitively written with lots of delicious upmarket detail. A must for Trollope and Austen fans alike. --"Daily Mail" (London)"
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12,994 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,187)
4 29% (3,801)
3 28% (3,586)
2 12% (1,550)
1 7% (870)
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