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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)
Author: Jane Austen
ISBN 13: 9780141439662
ISBN 10: 141439661
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $7.00
 
 

Two sisters of opposing temperaments but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Sense and Sensibility. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the epitome of sense; Marianne, emotional and sentimental, the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love: Elinor desires a man who is promised to another while Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their mutual suffering brings a closer understanding between the two sisters — and true love finally triumphs when sense gives way to sensibility and sensibility gives way to sense.

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