Sense and Sensibility (Hardcover)

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    The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

    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.

    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)


    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
    Dimensions 8 in. H x 6 in. W x 1 in. D

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