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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen, Professor Stephen Arkin

Part of the Wordsworth Classics Series

Sense and Sensibility Synopsis

Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University. 'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival. This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853260162
Publication date: 5th May 1992
Author: Jane Austen, Professor Stephen Arkin
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages

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