Sense And Sensibility

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Sense And SensibilityPenguin Black Classics UK9780141439662
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"Sense and Sensibility" is Jane Austens first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with a critical introduction by Ros Ballaster. 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 Elinors 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, textual variants between first and second edition, and Tony Tanners introduction to the original "Penguin Classic" edition. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literatures 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". If you liked "Sense and Sensibility", you may enjoy Wilkie Collins "No Name", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Miss Austen was surely a great novelist. What she did, she did perfectly. Her work, as far as it goes, is faultless". (Anthony Trollope).

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