Sense and sensibility
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Published:
New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxix, 346 p. ; 20 cm.
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Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster, University of Oxford 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 love. This edition also includes explanatory notes and textual variants between first and second edition. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice , at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.
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ISBN:
9780141439662 (trade pbk.), 0141439661 (trade pbk.), 0140434259, 0451187903 (pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlviii]-li)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Austen, J., & Ballaster, R. (1995). Sense and sensibility. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Rosalind. Ballaster. 1995. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Rosalind. Ballaster, Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books, 1995.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, and Rosalind Ballaster. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

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