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Sense and Sensibility

Austen, Jane (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, Sense and Sensibility is the answer to those critics and readers who believe that Jane Austen's novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling. Its two heroines--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 the way 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.
Authors: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Title: Sense and sensibility
Publisher: New York : Vintage Classics, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 367 p. 21 cm
ISBN: 0307386872
9780307386878
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Jane Austen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Love stories England Fiction Sisters Fiction Young women Fiction Social classes Fiction Inheritance and succession Fiction
Topical Term: Love stories
Sisters
Young women
Social classes
Inheritance and succession
LCCN: 2007281092
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Aug 01, 2014
  • tif12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love, love, love this book!!! It is one of the best books I've ever read. Jane Austen writes so beautifully!

alright absolutely fantastico goodbye in Italian and Spanish. I did Not see the book, but I read the movie. How is that? I loved every splendid hour of power and I never thought that I would be able to sit still enough to know the beauty of E MMA can you hear me? are you there? magnified performance, because I am not sure if everybody in this movie is not considered a lead actor - too much is never enough - but who is the supporting all. The words, the laughs and kate you don't have to method try that cry he should have never jilted you. love you Emily Thomas

Apr 13, 2014
  • sofa2001 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

First Jane Austen book I've read. It's long and boring, but I find the situation comical. Elinor's and Marianne's beaux seem to have other beaux, and you just have to wait and find out what happens!

May 27, 2013
  • Darryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 16, 2012
  • Agent13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the first Austen book I've read. It came across, at first, as a soap opera written in a flowerly, pretentious manner. However, upon second thought, Austen's feminine "sense" comes through in the story of the Dashwood sisters and how they, in the final analysis, better all those in their social circle. Her writing style does take some time getting used to, though.

Jun 23, 2012
  • TKasongo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true classic! It's just sad about Willoughby and Marianne :( I watched the movie afterwards and they just took out some characters; like one of the Steele sisters and Lady Middleton and her kids!

Jun 01, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My personal least favorite Jane Austen, it is still 5 stars. Jane Austen's worst (and I don't really think of it that way, it is only my taste in question) is among the best written in the English language.

Oct 01, 2011
  • Veepea rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of my least favourite Jane Austen books, along with Emma. I couldn't relate well to the characters, and I never like it when one of the heroines ends up with someone old enough to be her father. Why couldn't he have married their mother who was closer to his age? She needs love, too!

Jan 30, 2011
  • lisahiggs rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Elinor (the sense) and Edward love each other while Colonel Brandon loves Marianne (the sensibility). Since all of Elinor and Edward’s interactions happen before the novel opens, you have to take Elinor’s word for it. You certainly can’t go by Edward’s actions, since he is almost never around – and when he is, he is engaged to Lucy. Whenever Colonel Brandon visits the Dashwoods, he spends all his time with Elinor, not Marianne; and whenever Elinor speaks of Colonel Brandon it is with more fondness than she displays towards anyone else, including Edward. Yet somehow Elinor and Edward marry, and so do Marianne and Colonel Brandon. Didn’t see that coming.

Jan 05, 2011
  • Noco5 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Slow to start off but gets really interesting after!

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Nov 03, 2011
  • crystal_dark rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

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