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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Series title:Barnes and Noble Collectible Editions Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4351-6949-4
Publication Date:Apr 2019
Publisher:Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $4.99
Book Description:

When the Dashwood family estate passes to the eldest son John and his wife, Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret move to a cottage in Devonshire to begin a new life. The sensible Elinor is courted by the gentlemanly Edward Ferrars, while the more romantic Marianne falls for handsome scoundrel John Willoughby. Will their differing temperaments, and the rules of their society, bring them love . . . or heartbreak?

Book Details
Pages:344
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 Inches
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Author)
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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