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Sense and Sensibility : Alma Classics Evergreens - Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

Alma Classics Evergreens

Paperback Published: 21st October 2015
ISBN: 9781847494849
Number Of Pages: 368

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Jane Austen's classic beautifully packaged with spot-UV and super-matt lamination

Sense and Sensibility is the story of the two Dashwood sisters, who embody the conflict between the oppressive nature of 'civilized' society and the human desire for romantic passion.

Elinor is cautious and unassuming about sentimental matters, while Marianne is wild and passionate, falling hopelessly in love with Mr Willoughby. But the lessons in life and romance see the two characters develop and change, with sense and sensibility needing to be compromised as a matter of survival.

Austens first published work, the novel has been read as an autobiographical reflection of her relationship with her own sister Cassandra. Against the backdrop of a fragile social context, Jane Austen creates a romantic masterpiece of raw and intense quality.

About the Author

The witty and sharply satirical novels of Jane Austen (1775–1817) have an influence that shows no sign of waning, with continual adaptations and echoes in contemporary culture, and an ever-enthusiastic audience.

Industry Reviews

"As a creative realist, giving to her characters the very body and pressure of actual life, no writer, living or dead, has surpassed her." - John Cowper Powys - "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete." --Elizabeth Bowen - "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste." --Virginia Woolf

ISBN: 9781847494849
ISBN-10: 1847494846
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 21st October 2015
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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