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Sense and Sensibility : The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen


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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel (1811), introduced its readers to many of the themes which would dominate Austen's future work.

On one level it is a simple story of two sisters finding fulfilment within a society bounded by regulations and restrictions. But on another it is a comprehensive exploration of the moral dilemmas facing young women in the choices they have to make about their lives. Austen writes about everyday events of her own time with a subtlety and sensitivity unprecedented in the English novel.

This edition, first published in 2006, takes as its copytext the second edition of 1813, which corrects some errors of the first edition. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen's life and an authoritative textual apparatus.

This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.

  • Authoritative edition displaying textual variants between the first and second editions
  • With explanatory notes and introduction by senior Austen scholar Edward Copeland
  • A very well-known novel, adapted for the screen by Emma Thompson.
About the Author

Edward Copeland is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Pomona College, California.

General Editor's Preface;
Note on the text;
Sense and Sensibility;
Explanatory notes.

ISBN: 9780521824361
ISBN-10: 0521824362
Series: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 27th July 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.806