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Sense and Sensibility - a book by Austen, Jane

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility( )
Retold by: Tavner, Gill
Illustrator: Kronheimer, Ann
Author: Austen, Jane
Series title:Jane Austen Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Real Reads Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.95
Book Description:

Marianne is ablaze with fire and passion; Elinor keeps her own heat under control.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.683 Inches
Book Weight:0.352 Pounds
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Retold by)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.


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