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Oh! Mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister most severely. Yet she bore it with so much composure, she seemed scarcely to notice it. I could hardly keep my seat. To hear those beautiful lines which have frequently almost driven me wild, pronounced with such impenetrable calmness, such dreadful indifference!Soon however, Marianne meets a man who measures up to her ideal: Mr. Willoughby, a new neighbor. So swept away by passion is Marianne that her behavior begins to border on the scandalous. Then Willoughby abandons her; meanwhile, Elinor's growing affection for Edward suffers a check when he admits he is secretly engaged to a childhood sweetheart. How each of the sisters reacts to their romantic misfortunes, and the lessons they draw before coming finally to the requisite happy ending forms the heart of the novel. Though Marianne's disregard for social conventions and willingness to consider the world well-lost for love may appeal to modern readers, it is Elinor whom Austen herself most evidently admired; a truly happy marriage, she shows us, exists only where sense and sensibility meet and mix in proper measure. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this classic novel by Jane Austen, you'll learn to love Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility.
This particular edition has some beautiful watercolour illustrations that can be enlarged on a Kindle Fire that are a lovely addition to the book.
The time in which it was written gives enhancement to the story, and Ms. Austen's style of writing makes her books irresistible.
A great social epic.depicts the intricacies of human nature very well a.young readers can learn and become worldly wise by reading this bookPublished 6 hours ago by jayalu
Do not buy this version of Sense and Sensibility, unless you are amused by regular interruptions from what appears to be a sophomoric, rather jejune woman who seems like a high... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by the chieftain
It was okay for a school summer reading, but I did not like it like I liked Pride and Prejudice.Published 1 day ago by Selena#1
I had not read it in many years...but have watched movie....Jane austen as always is wonderful.Published 2 days ago by Alison Ellison
Have loved her since I was a girl. Between Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Marguerite Henry my childhood was complete.Published 3 days ago by Tina Pounds