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Sense and Sensibility ➮ [Read] ➪ Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen ➺ – Thomashillier.co.uk Alternate cover edition of ISBN The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and w Alternate cover edition of ISBN The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see Sense and PDF/EPUB ² a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her Through their parallel experience of love and its threatened loss the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of loveThis edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner s introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.


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  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    I love Jane Austen I LOVE Jane Austen I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE..JANE. AUSTEN I still twitch a bit, but I m gettingandman comfortable saying that because there no denying that it s true Normally, I am not much of a soapy, chick flick, mani pedi kinda guy I don t spritz my wine, rarely eat quiche and have never had anything waxed though the list of things that need it grows by the hour But I would walk across a desert in bloomers and a parasol to read M I love Jane Austen I LOVE Jane Austen I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE JANE AUSTEN I LOVE..JANE. AUSTEN I still twitch a bit, but I m gettingandman comfortable saying that because there no denying that it s true Normally, I am not much of a soapy, chick flick, mani pedi kinda guy I don t spritz my wine, rarely eat quiche and have never had anything waxed though the list of things that need it grows by the hour But I would walk across a desert in bloomers and a parasol to read Ms Austen Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and Sense and Sensibility is certainly up among the elite Jane can absolutely bust me when she starts penning that snappy prose laced with all those sly, subtle, sarcastic phrases She s like prim and proper meets saucy and bossy I find it interesting that the descriptions of her books never seem very appealing to me before I begin them I would direct your attention to the non chick flick portion of my I m a Man Intro above For example, Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters, one emotionally reserved to put it mildly and proper and the other emotionally volatile and prone to disregard convention, as they struggle with life and relationships following the death of their father Doesn t it sound kinda Hallmark Networky While I can appreciate that stuff, it doesn t generally produce boat float with me However, the quality of the writing and the nuanced sassiness of the dialogue just warms my cockles and makes me prone to bouts of squealing Her characterization, primarily the two sisters, but true for the rest of the cast as well, is so impeccably done that I keep expecting one of them to tap me on the shoulder as I m reading..don t worry, none of them have yet but I m still hoping Probably the most appealing aspect of Jane s novels is the need for her intelligent, strong willed female characters to move through the emotionally stifling requirements of Victorian society So much of the charm of Jane s writing revolves around the characters being forced to find an acceptable mode of expressing raw emotions whenbitch slappingandFuck offingjust won t do I love watching the characters having to comport themselves so correctly as they explain to each other that they are going to ruin their families, steal their lovers, etc I love the roadblocks that the Victorian setting erects in the emotional road of the story and how effortlessly Jane navigates around them She draws her characters feeling the deepest and rawest of emotions while having to maintain an outward appearance of dignity and respectability The fact that she is able to convey that crushing sense of emotion to the reader without depictions of expressive behavior is just another example of her boggle the mind brilliance Okay, the gush must end and here is as good a place as any You should really read this one It s good 5.0 to 5.5 STARS HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION P.S I listened to the audio version of this narrated by Juliet Stevenson and she was superb


  2. A. A. says:

    Here is this book in a nutshell Marianne and Elinor O, why are we not married yet Hot Guy 1 Let s get married Elinor Yes, let s Hot Guy 1 Nah, forget it Elinor pines Old Guy Let s get married Marianne No, let s not Hot Guy 2 Let s get married Marianne Yes, let s Hot Guy 2 Nah, forget it Marianne pines Hot Guy 1 Hey, let s get married Elinor Hark Now I may stop pining Marianne This sucks I am way hotter than her Old Guy Let s get married Marianne Here is this book in a nutshell Marianne and Elinor O, why are we not married yet Hot Guy 1 Let s get married Elinor Yes, let s Hot Guy 1 Nah, forget it Elinor pines Old Guy Let s get married Marianne No, let s not Hot Guy 2 Let s get married Marianne Yes, let s Hot Guy 2 Nah, forget it Marianne pines Hot Guy 1 Hey, let s get married Elinor Hark Now I may stop pining Marianne This sucks I am way hotter than her Old Guy Let s get married Marianne Yeah, I guess


  3. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    Money It s all about the money I mean, why else would you marry someone In Sense and Sensibility there are three major factors beyond the usual considerations of appearance, personality and character conduct when looking for a marriage in 19th century England Indeed, what the Dashwood sisters look for well Elinor really because she hasrefined tastes and is fardiscerning in regards to men is a man s opinion on literature and his understanding of natural beauty What most people l Money It s all about the money I mean, why else would you marry someone In Sense and Sensibility there are three major factors beyond the usual considerations of appearance, personality and character conduct when looking for a marriage in 19th century England Indeed, what the Dashwood sisters look for well Elinor really because she hasrefined tastes and is fardiscerning in regards to men is a man s opinion on literature and his understanding of natural beauty What most people look for is far removed from the realms of sentiment they just look for money The Dashwood sisters are wiserTheI know of the world, theI am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much ..If I could but know his heart, everything would become easyAnd this is the problem with society, attaining money and keeping it, unfortunately, becomes the main signifier for someone s worth Austen, as per usual, is razor sharp with her wit here There are so many ironic moments involving fortune hunters and extremely greedy and selfish relatives who only appear when they think there s something to gain from their supposed loved ones Everybody is so obsessed with money,so than I ve seen in a any other Austen She always satirises the elites, though here most of them seem to seek the same thing with no regard for others.I also loved the fact that there were two heroines opposed to one Elinor and Marianne are very different people, and they interact with the world in very different ways, though they each have their values and their faults Together, they help each other and look out for each other as sisters should It s a cruel world and it s a hard world, though the Dashwood sisters have each other and their mother They exemplify true family values which contrast against the self involved and rather moronic approach of Sir John Dashwood.This made me laugh He just loves money and seems unable, like many other characters, of finding new money All their wealth comes from inheritance rather than actual incomes They seem to have vast fortunes but don t quite know how to add to them in an honest fashion He is also completely controlled by his wife At the start of the novel he seems so genuine but she twists him all too easily Perhaps he loved her so much that he was willing to neglect his family or perhaps he was already on the verge of making such a harsh decision and she gave him the slightest of nudges to send him over I don t think we ll ever know for sure The romances in here werefickle and self involved compared to her other novels It s one of the rare cases in fiction such as this where I was unaware who would actually end up with whom But that s just the nature of what Austen was trying to show here It also made the reading experience farentertaining In Pride and Prejudice, Emma and even Persuasion it was so very clear how it would all end This one, on the other hand, made things a littlelively And, of course, I could only ever give it five stars because of its subtle wit, eloquence of expression and sophisticated plot How I do love Austen I ve just got Mansfield Park left to read now.Facebook Twitter Insta Academia


  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Jane Austen s first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, isstraightforward than most of her later works The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their romantic interests and relationships epitomize their different approaches to life The older sister Elinor embodies sense, good judgment and discretion.Her sister Marianne is emotional and volatile, following her heart with a supreme disregard for what society might and does think.Elinor is pretty m Jane Austen s first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, isstraightforward than most of her later works The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their romantic interests and relationships epitomize their different approaches to life The older sister Elinor embodies sense, good judgment and discretion.Her sister Marianne is emotional and volatile, following her heart with a supreme disregard for what society might and does think.Elinor is pretty much always right.Marianne s parade gets rained on, inways than one.Although at most points in this novel Austen seems to be saying very clearly that Elinor s approach of being sensible is superior to Marianne s sensibility, every once in a while the story suggests that maybe being sensible all the time isn t the best idea, and there needs to be some balance between the two extremes view spoiler For example, if Edward hadn t been reasonably certain that Elinor wasn t in love with him, he probably wouldn t have spent so much time with her when he wasn t free to court her hide spoiler Food for thought One truly nice thing is that despite their vast differences and their occasional fairly frequent annoyances with each other, Elinor and Marianne have a deep love and loyalty for one another Their relationship remains strong through all of the stresses that hit them, and is even strengthened during the course of the novel.Another thing that struck me in this story is how many of the characters other than the totally emotionally honest Marianne are keeping secrets Edward and Lucy view spoiler have their secret engagement hide spoiler Elinor is honor bound to keep Lucy s secret, at the expense of her own emotional health Willoughby HAHAHA view spoiler He keeps his true intentions and even his character secret hide spoiler Even Colonel Brandon has a secret past The difference is, some people are keeping secrets to protect other people, for honorable reasons others are doing it for self serving reasons There are some slower parts but, honestly, I never got bored, even though I ve seen both of the recent SS movies so many times that there weren t any big surprises There were several smaller surprises, as you might expect from reading any book after seeing a movie of it It was interesting seeing what the 1995 filmmakers chose to omit or change e.g., Lady Middleton and Lucy Steele s older sister are missing from Emma Thompson s 1995 film, and Margaret Dashwood was given an actual personality in the movie Can t argue with any of those movesYou have to love a novel that includes a statement like this The whole of Lucy s behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.Jane Austen s wit and dry humor really make the story SS might not be a perfect book, but based on the amount of highlighting I was doing at the end, and my happy smiles when I finished, it gets all the stars.Initial comments Here s my problem I love both the 1995 Ang Lee Emma Thompson film and the 2008 BBC version, have watched both of them, um,than once who s counting and now I can barely remember the original novel That clearly needs to change


  5. Carmen Carmen says:

    RE READ January 30, 2019 Do you ever notice how Colonel Brandon is a man, who steps up and takes care of things like a man Edward is kind of useless, I think Marianne got the real prize here.Also fascinating just how much Austen is saying in this novel She s saying A LOT andandbecomes clear to me on every re read The scene where Willoughby shows up to confess to Elinor when Marianne is ill was particularly striking to me this time What does this say about bad people and the n RE READ January 30, 2019 Do you ever notice how Colonel Brandon is a man, who steps up and takes care of things like a man Edward is kind of useless, I think Marianne got the real prize here.Also fascinating just how much Austen is saying in this novel She s saying A LOT andandbecomes clear to me on every re read The scene where Willoughby shows up to confess to Elinor when Marianne is ill was particularly striking to me this time What does this say about bad people and the nature of their bad acts How does Elinor respond It s also really fascinating what Austen is saying about Marianne in this book How illness and heartbreak change her and reshape her into a stronger, less selfish person But at the same time, Austen does not condemn Marianne for her strong feelings and her runaway heart in the first 2 3 of the book In fact, it is esteemed a bit And is Marianne really selfish That could be debated six ways to Sunday The book is very complex There is a lot to think about.RE READ September 6, 2015This is one of my all time favorite books I like it eventhan I do Pride and Prejudice.Everyone goes crazy over Lizzie Bennett and idolizes her, but my role model will always be Elinor Dashwood She is a great sister, a trustworthy confidante, someone who always acts with honor and compassion She is smart, fiscally responsible, stoic, and strong I admire her so much and wish I could belike her in real life.I hate John Dashwood and want to punch him in the throat Fucker It surprises me each time that he is the most hated character for me in the novel.Everyone hates on Marianne, but I like her So she s a silly teenager That s okay She certainly learns and growsthan anyone else in the whole novel She has a good heart and loves her sister dearly I adore the scenes where she stands up for Elinor The loving sister relationship is one of the best things about this novel Nothing melts my heartthan good sibling relationships And Elinor and Marianne have each other s backs 100% Even though their personalities couldn t bedifferent, their love and compassion for each other knows no bounds.Austen is genuinely funny I was snickering at some of her writing She s an amazing author She gets some jabs in there Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.The most hilarious line in the novelIt is not everyone, said Elinor, who has your passion for dead leaves The only man who was attractive to me was Colonel Brandon He was the only male who had me drawing little hearts in my notebook I can t be bothered with Edward I don t think he acted very honorably Although I always tear up at the end when Elinor is so overcome with emotion that she runs from the room Elinor could sit no longer She almost ran from the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy, which at first she thought would never cease.OMG My heart is breaking so much 3 If anyone deserves a happy ending, it s her Elinor was to be the comforter of others in her own distresses, no less than in theirsShe never burdens others with her problems, but is always there to comfort and listen to anyone else The way she deals with Lucy Steele She s a saint to put up with that, OMG She s beyond amazing view spoiler Marianne restored to life, health, friends, and to her doting mother, was an idea to fill her heart with sensations of exquisite comfort, and expand it in fervent gratitude but it led to no outward demonstrations of joy, no words, no smiles. hide spoiler All within Elinor s breast was satisfaction, silent and strong.Tl dr An amazing book, one I m sure to read over and over again This never ceases to be enjoyable And I LOVE love love the film versions I have watched them innumerable times The 2008 BBC version with Morahan is the absolute BEST, IMO I ve included a list at the bottom of this review in case anyone wants to see some awesome film adaptations on this amazing novel.Film Versions 1995 Emma ThompsonBBC 2008 Hattie MorahanBBC 1981 Irene Richard2011 From Prada to Nada Modern retelling 1971 BBC Joanna David 2000 Bollywood I Have Found It, starring the stunningly gorgeous beyond belief Aishwarya Rai


  6. Barry Pierce Barry Pierce says:

    Sense and Sensibility is dense with inactivity.


  7. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811 Henry Dashwood, his second wife, and their three daughters live for many years with Henry s wealthy bachelor uncle That uncle decides, in late life, to will the use and income only of his property first to Henry, then to Henry s first son John Dashwood by his first marriage , so that the property should pass intact to John s three year old son Harry The uncle dies, but Henry lives just a year Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811 Henry Dashwood, his second wife, and their three daughters live for many years with Henry s wealthy bachelor uncle That uncle decides, in late life, to will the use and income only of his property first to Henry, then to Henry s first son John Dashwood by his first marriage , so that the property should pass intact to John s three year old son Harry The uncle dies, but Henry lives just a year after that and he is unable in such short time to save enough money for his wife Mrs Dashwood, and their daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, who are left only a small income On his deathbed, Mr Henry Dashwood extracts a promise from his son John to take care of his half sisters But before Henry is long in the grave, John s greedy wife, Fanny, persuades her husband to renege on the promise, appealing to his concerns about diminishing his own son Harry s inheritance despite the fact that John is independently wealthy thanks to his inheritance from his mother and his wife s dowry Henry Dashwood s love for his second family is also used by Fanny to arouse her husband s jealousy and convince him not to help his sisters economically 6 2001 2006 1379 830 9646404863 19 1384 407 9643128199 1390 344 9786001760198 1393 806 9789643808914 1366 460 1391 424 9789642201570 1363 412 1363 412 1371 1374 17951792 1797


  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    940 Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811 It was published anonymously By A Lady appears on the title page where the author s name might have been The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park, to their new home, Barton Cottage The four women must move to a meagre cottage on the property of a distant relative, where they experience love, ro 940 Sense and Sensibility, Jane AustenSense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811 It was published anonymously By A Lady appears on the title page where the author s name might have been The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park, to their new home, Barton Cottage The four women must move to a meagre cottage on the property of a distant relative, where they experience love, romance, and heartbreak The novel is likely set in southwest England, London and Sussex between 1792 and 1797 2001 2006 1363 460 1363 412 1385 407 1386 9643128199 1389 1390 344 9786001760198 17951792 1797


  9. Reading_ Tam_ Ishly Reading_ Tam_ Ishly says:

    life goals to be an Eleanor reality being a Marianne Classic example of men being gold diggers John WilldoughyNot all gold diggers are women Classic character reference of mean girls and vanity Lucy Steele Most underrated character reference in history Colonel Brandon Most unsettling romance main man character of all times Edward Ferrars Classic reference of being in a group project where your name is there but you are always absent to the point of being creepy Margaret Dashwood The mer life goals to be an Eleanor reality being a Marianne Classic example of men being gold diggers John WilldoughyNot all gold diggers are women Classic character reference of mean girls and vanity Lucy Steele Most underrated character reference in history Colonel Brandon Most unsettling romance main man character of all times Edward Ferrars Classic reference of being in a group project where your name is there but you are always absent to the point of being creepy Margaret Dashwood The mere thought of Margeret being there not being there gave me chills throughout this read Me and my character curiosity blown out of normalcy Doesn t anyone else feel this way One of the most satisfactory endings of all times I need to reread this one Even though everything else was perfectly written, I got tired of being with Marianne I neededof Edward and Eleanor Andinteraction between Brandon and Marianne My most favourite chapter is of course without doubt Chapter 49 with the confession It s so beautiful top 10 anticipated reads of 2019


  10. Maureen Maureen says:

    This is the third Jane Austen book I ve read and it s by far my favorite I love the story, love the heroines, love the MEN I just love everything about this There was so much happening that it never felt slow or boring and the SUSPENSE and REVELATIONS at the end of the book were so fantastically done AGH JUST SO GOOD.TIME TO GO WATCH THE MOVIE.Reread mid Jan to early Feb 2016 for AustentatiousSTILL MY FAVORITE


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