The Dashwood sisters - 19-year-old Elinor and Marianne, aged 17 - are left poor and homeless by their father's death.
Although kind relatives provide a roof over their heads, one way out of this misfortune is for both girls to marry well. However, impetuous Marianne and cautious Elinor find themselves having to choose between passionate romance and observing the rules of polite society.
Through risky liaisons, misunderstandings and illness, two very different individuals discover, in their own ways, that a mixture of sense and sensibility is the solution.
About the Author
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 have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be." --Eudora Welty
Series: Arcturus Classics
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 365
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.227
Edition Number: 1