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Sense and Sensibility



Sense and Sensibility

by  Jane Austen

Year 1980
ISBN No. 9781853260162
No.of pages 272
Subject Fiction, Classic
Reviews 2



'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. "Sense and Sensibility" is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival.


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Story of a small family

Posted by Priyanka Shah on 31/07/2016

The Story has lots of character involved. But never will you feel it complex to understand. It narrates different human nature which also you might have come across in your day to day life. Enjoyed reading the work.


Finest classics

Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2016

One of the finest classics of its time.For students of English literature it's a must read.
It's greatest Strenghth lies in a very simple plot but beautifully woven with rich prose and you can picture the characters as they move along the plot
Has been on my list of great reads glad to have completed reading it


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