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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

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ISBN 10: 8172344511 / ISBN 13: 9788172344511
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A wonderfully entertaining tale revolving around two starkly different sisters . . . When their father dies, leaving his entire estate to his first wifes son, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, along with their youngest sister, and their mother, the second Mrs Dashwood, are left penniless and homeless. A kind and generous relative, however, offers them a small cottage to live in. As they all try to settle into their new lives, the wild and impulsive Marianne goes through a whirlwind romance with the gallant and impetuous John Willoughby, and the quiet, reserved Elinor develops an affection for Edward Ferrars, the brother-in-law of her half-brother, John Dashwood. But love is never easy . . . Caught in the trials and tribulations of love, the two sistersone flamboyant and the other reticentlearn about love, happiness, and life as they try to grapple with their new circumstances. This is a moving story about the emotions and feelings of two young girls trying to find their way through life. Highlights A story about two sisters, both very different from each other, falling in love and struggling to find happiness. A simply written satire on English country life of the 18th century. Brilliantly written story with universal appeal. A wonderfully penned down historical romance. Printed Pages: 244. N° de ref. de la librería 84078

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Título: Sense and Sensibility

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Encuadernación: Softcover

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Though not the first novel she wrote, Sense and Sensibility was the first Jane Austen published. Though she initially called it Elinor and Marianne, Austen jettisoned both the title and the epistolary mode in which it was originally written, but kept the essential theme: the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. The story revolves around the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Whereas the former is a sensible, rational creature, her younger sister is wildly romantic--a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion. Commenting on Edward Ferrars, a potential suitor for Elinor's hand, Marianne admits that while she "loves him tenderly," she finds him disappointing as a possible lover for her sister:

Oh! Mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister most severely. Yet she bore it with so much composure, she seemed scarcely to notice it. I could hardly keep my seat. To hear those beautiful lines which have frequently almost driven me wild, pronounced with such impenetrable calmness, such dreadful indifference!
Soon however, Marianne meets a man who measures up to her ideal: Mr. Willoughby, a new neighbor. So swept away by passion is Marianne that her behavior begins to border on the scandalous. Then Willoughby abandons her; meanwhile, Elinor's growing affection for Edward suffers a check when he admits he is secretly engaged to a childhood sweetheart. How each of the sisters reacts to their romantic misfortunes, and the lessons they draw before coming finally to the requisite happy ending forms the heart of the novel. Though Marianne's disregard for social conventions and willingness to consider the world well-lost for love may appeal to modern readers, it is Elinor whom Austen herself most evidently admired; a truly happy marriage, she shows us, exists only where sense and sensibility meet and mix in proper measure. --Alix Wilber

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