Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility The I know of the world the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve and when she falls in love with the d

The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo Meanwhile Elino The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her Through their parallel experience of love and its threatened loss the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner s introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.

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Sense and Sensibility

  1. Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility 1811 , Pride and Prejudice 1813 , Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815 , she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th century realism Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

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  1. I love Jane Austen I LOVE Jane Austen I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I still twitch a bit, but I m getting and man comfortable saying that because there no denying that it s true Normally, I am not much of a soapy, chick flick, mani pedi kinda guy I don t spritz my wine, rarely eat quiche and have never had anything waxed though the list of things that need it grows by the hour But I would walk across a desert in bloomers and a parasol to read Ms Austen Pride and Prej [...]

  2. Here is this book in a nutshell Marianne and Elinor O, why are we not married yet Hot Guy 1 Let s get married Elinor Yes, let s Hot Guy 1 Nah, forget it Elinor pines Old Guy Let s get married Marianne No, let s not Hot Guy 2 Let s get married Marianne Yes, let s Hot Guy 2 Nah, forget it Marianne pines Hot Guy 1 Hey, let s get married Elinor Hark Now I may stop pining Marianne This sucks I am way hotter than her Old Guy Let s get married Marianne Yeah, I guess.

  3. Money It s all about the money I mean, why else would you marry someone In Sense and Sensibility there are three major factors beyond the usual considerations of appearance, personality and character conduct when looking for a marriage in 19th century England Indeed, what the Dashwood sisters look for well Elinor really because she has refined tastes and is far discerning in regards to men is a man s opinion on literature and his understanding of natural beauty What most people look for is far [...]

  4. Jane Austen s first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, is straightforward than most of her later works The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their romantic interests and relationships epitomize their different approaches to life The older sister Elinor embodies sense, good judgment and discretion.Her sister Marianne is emotional and volatile, following her heart with a supreme disregard for what society might and does think.Elinor is pretty much always [...]

  5. RE READ September 6, 2015This is one of my all time favorite books I like it even than I do Pride and Prejudice.Everyone goes crazy over Lizzie Bennett and idolizes her, but my role model will always be Elinor Dashwood She is a great sister, a trustworthy confidante, someone who always acts with honor and compassion She is smart, fiscally responsible, stoic, and strong I admire her so much and wish I could be like her in real life.I hate John Dashwood and want to punch him in the throat Fucker [...]

  6. The I know of the world, the I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Yes So much yes.

  7. The story of two teenage girls with romantic troubles, caused by unreliable men they have dark secrets, but who doesn t , in 1790 s England, calm Elinor Dashwood 19, and her younger sibling , by a couple of years, the emotional, Marianne, 17 When their father is no longer living, all the family, including the mother, Mrs Dashwood and third sister, Margaret, 13, must vacate their mansion, in Sussex, Norland Park, a large estate, which many generations of the quiet, respectable Dashwoods, have res [...]

  8. This is the third Jane Austen book I ve read and it s by far my favorite I love the story, love the heroines, love the MEN I just love everything about this There was so much happening that it never felt slow or boring and the SUSPENSE and REVELATIONS at the end of the book were so fantastically done AGH JUST SO GOOD.TIME TO GO WATCH THE MOVIE.Reread mid Jan to early Feb 2016 for AustentatiousSTILL MY FAVORITE

  9. Know your own happiness Want for nothing but patience or give it a fascinating name Call it hope What does it mean for one to be sensible As we are all individuals, with our own needs, is it sensible to always act according to our countenance to steal a lovely phrase from Austen , to keep true to ourselves, or is there a code of manners that we should adhere to in order to maintain a proper course of action Austen s aptly titled Sense and Sensibility, a staggeringly impressive first publication [...]

  10. reread 01.29.18 added another star this time roundMy penultimate Jane Austen novel nooooooo For me, it took too long to get going Not until they arrived in London that I started to get curious about how the story will unfold and what will happen to the Dashwood sisters Elinor, I liked well enough but I found Marianne to be too self righteous and annoying She did turn a new leaf in the end but I think it came too late for me to start liking her at that point Owning to the fact that because of HER [...]

  11. This my first Jane Austen.Okay, I LOVED this book I don t even know why It s about girls who like boys Who are jerks Um, the end But it was funny But clever funny, which is my favorite kind And I enjoyed deciphering the late 18th century prose It made me feel smart, just to figure out what she was saying half the time Also I love all the wacky British society stuff Like sending notes And walking places And having breakfast at other peoples houses And I enjoyed figuring out the etiquette of the [...]

  12. New review to come eventually Can t quite put it all into words yet ORIGINAL Ah, the third member of the Holy Trinity of Austen Also deservedly so This is my intellectual favorite of the Austens By that, I m not calling it intellectual I m just saying that taking emotional attachment to other books out of it, this is my objective favorite Austen I actually believe that the story of the women is better than Pride and Prejudice Go on, shoot me for that one I ve taken it before for that The romance [...]

  13. Hmmm, how to critique one of the most revered writers of romance literature Now, before all of your Jane ites get on my case for being unromantic or whatever, let me say only that unfortuantely, I read Persuasion, Austen s last novel, and found it to be one of the best books I ve ever read Now having read Sense and Sensibility, I will say that it truly doese feel like a first novel, as if the author was still trying to find her voice So I ve done the bookends of Austen, much like a concert of Be [...]

  14. Call me Elinor.Being the older sibling, while growing up I often felt like I was shoved into the role of being the sensible one, the reasonable one, the responsible one That is how I was seen That is what people believed of me Underneath the skin of the rational, reserved tut tutter writhed an often non sensical, unreasonable, irresponsible being But it took the occurrence of extreme circumstances for others to see it Such is the life of Elinor Dashwood, the elder sister in a small, displaced fa [...]

  15. Dear AustenI will confess right off the bat that I m one of those readers who never got you I tried to read Pride and Prejudice years ago, but gave up after a few pages because of your writing style What can I say I had less patience in those days with long, indirect sentences which seemed to use 20 words to say what could be easily said in five hah I m one to talk on that score I read Emma a few years ago and honestly did not care for it It wasn t so much the language this time it was the fact [...]

  16. Rereading Sense and Sensibility was a joy and a delight It was also surprisingly enlightening.Wait, enlightening Seriously Isn t that a bit much for a girly romance story Well, I think reading a Jane Austen novel can be enlightening because the characters are drawn so well that they resemble real people I ve been slowly rereading Austen s novels, and I am constantly impressed by her powers of observation and description Even though she was writing 200 years ago, her stories remind me of many peo [...]

  17. February 2016, Part II A couple of years ago, I re read Jane Eyre, and because I was overwhelmed with the task of writing a review for such a classic book, I decided to get weird and write the review in the form of letters to the characters Since then, with an eventual plan to re read all of Jane Austen s books, I ve had it in the back of my mind that I d do the same with as many future classic books that I could So This is me doing that And I ll be doing it all year for the rest of Austen s boo [...]

  18. Sense and Sensibility is a lot like a Fast Furious movie, except there are no supercar races, gun fights, fist fights, robbery, and scantily clad girls Come to think of it Sense and Sensibility is nothing like a Fast Furious movie I just had no idea how to start off the review.Actually Sense and Sensibility is seriously now a lot likePride and Prejudice What with the sisters, one stoic and worldly, one a little wild, impulsive and naive, not to mention the youngest one who is the Maggie Simpson [...]

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  20. This is actually the first time I ve read this book the whole way through I had this movie memorized by the time I was 7, so I ve always set the book aside when the beginning chapters weren t done in as much detail And yes, a lot of detailed movie scenes are summarized in a few sentences in the book, BUT I finally admitted that the book expands in so many other areas I loved seeing into Elinor s mind and got a way stronger understanding of Marianne s character They re still two of my absolute f [...]

  21. The I read this novel, the I am convinced that I shall never be able to write a proper review that it truly deserves But it is so hard to write one when you love a book so much Maybe this time, I will come up with something worthy When I feel so much out of depth, I turn to some trustworthy quotes and on this particular occasion I think I managed to find a really good one by Ian P Watt It is from the book A Truth Universally Acknowledged 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen.Many of Jane [...]

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  23. I hate romantic comedies I hate them for a wide variety of reasons I hate their formulaic plots, their repeated character tropes that never seem to change hmm, will this one have a sassy best friend who only exists to dispense advice , I hate their consistent failing of the the Bechdel test, and I hate the way they try to make me believe that a skinny and gorgeous woman is incapable of finding a man because she s clumsy or has a job or something But mostly, I hate them because their plots revolv [...]

  24. It s a Jane Austen novel so this is obviously brilliant and should be read by everyone Duhhh And books Thomson, Cowper, Scott she would buy them all over and over again she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands and she would have every book that tells her how to admire an old twisted tree Oh if only I could go back and read this for the first time all over again Would my first impressions be different if I hadn t read this as a teenager Would I have adm [...]

  25. A couple summers back I abandoned Emma after thirty pages I assumed I d fall on the overwritten drama for women who like Colin Firth side of the Austen conflict, but, after hearing readers I respect praise Ms Austen and snagging a high quality Penguin edition at a Borders closing sale, I tackled Sense and Sensibility over the late rainy spring Now I m wondering from where my Austen misconceptions emerged What made me think Austen was boring Where did I get that idea Sense and Sensibility is funn [...]

  26. I DID IT WOOOOOOOOOO ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC Not going to lie, the middle was rough quite tedious and slow, BUT, the character development in this book was just fabulous Austen truly understands the human condition Next PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

  27. I wish Jane Austen could see she became an admired literary standard She conjures such scholarly connotations, I was wary of enjoying Sense And Sensibility I hope my words attain quality that is discussed and absorbed for meaning but books are about the story, personages, message, setting, and sympathizing with them I couldn t care less about structural intentions, like symbolism , thus my reviews are never going to be critical essay types Just as a novel, I am thrilled to report I liked this I [...]

  28. Another great story from Jane Austen this time about the three sisters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, and their mother who settle themselves in a small and charming cottage in England Sense Sensibility is mainly about the two elder sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their journey of falling in love and finding a husband I liked the sisters a lot and I enjoyed reading about their experiences in the world of love They go through ups and downs, and Jane Austen constantly create surprises that make [...]

  29. 3.5 5My doctrine has never aimed at the subjection of the understanding All I have ever attempted to influence has been the behavior You must not confound my meaning I am guilty, I confess, of having often wished you to treat our acquaintance in general with greater attention but when have I advised you to adopt their sentiments or conform to their judgment in serious matters Two and a half years and two Austen lectures regarding the title at hand on with a further one to come , my thoughts have [...]

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