Sense and Sensibility (Hardcover)

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In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, Sense and Sensibilityis the answer to those who believe that Jane Austen’s novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling.

Its two heroines, Marianne and Elinor—so utterly unlike each other–both undergo the most violent passions when they are separated from the men they love. What differentiates them, and gives this extroardinary book its complexity and brilliance, is theway each expresses her suffering: Marianne–young, impetuous, ardent–falls into paroxysms of grief when she is rejected by the dashing John Willoughby; while her sister, Elinor—wiser, more sensible, more self-controlled—masks her despair when it appears that Edward Ferrars is to marry the mean-spirited and cunning Lucy Steele. All, of course, ends happily—but not until Elinor’s “sense” and Marianne’s “sensibility” have equally worked to reveal the profound emotional life that runs beneath the surface of Austen’s immaculate and irresistible art.

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Dimensions 8 in. H x 6 in. W x 1 in. D
ISBN 9780679409878
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Hardcover
Publisher Date 1992-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Everymans Library
Height 6.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.1 lb
Language English
Series Name Everyman's Library
Audience College/higher education
Authors Austen, Jane

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