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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 classic Jane Austen exploring how two sisters navigate the realities of love and the social constraints of the time. Read morePublished 3 days ago by DJ Arboretum
This book makes you think and learn about different types of people. It also helps you build your vocabulary. It takes some work, but it's worth it.Published 7 days ago by Joan Wade
This edition is not well done. The sidebar comments bleed into the text. Abruptly, words change-appear and finally you figure out that they are portions of the sidebar.Published 7 days ago by Maggie
What can I say, it is Jane Austen and all of her books are great.Published 7 days ago by dulinshome
I have always enjoyed Sense & Sensibility, both in reading and the movie with Emma Thompson. This edition has notes in the side margin that are enjoyable and at other times a... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Thespian
Loved this! Not necessarily a love story between man and woman, but between sisters and their failure to really see each other for what they really are deep down. Read morePublished 9 days ago by SherrySmiles
The story is better than the three stars I gave it. I was not pleased with the comments someone inserted as their opinion of th action and some of the characters in the story. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Marjorie K. Johnson
A superb writer with a great story to tell and the best of her books but for Pride and Prejudice.Published 11 days ago by wfulton
When their father dies and their half-brother John and his greedy wife Fanny take over their home, three sisters and their mother take a small cottage near a cousin. Read morePublished 12 days ago by MamaSylvia