Sense and sensibility
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New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1992].
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xxxix, 367 pages ; 21 cm.
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In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, Sense and Sensibility is the answer to those who believe that Jane Austen's novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling. Its two heroines, Marianne and Elinor--so utterly unlike each other-both undergo the most violent passions when they are separated from the men they love. What differentiates them, and gives this extraordinary book its complexity and brilliance, is the way each expresses her suffering: Marianne-young, impetuous, ardent-falls into paroxysms of grief when she is rejected by the dashing John Willoughby; while her sister, Elinor--wiser, more sensible, more self-controlled--masks her despair when it appears that Edward Ferrars is to marry the mean-spirited and cunning Lucy Steele. All, of course, ends happily--but not until Elinor's "sense" and Marianne's "sensibility" have equally worked to reveal the profound emotional life that runs beneath the surface of Austen's immaculate and irresistible art.

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9780679409878, 0679409874

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With Mr. Dashwood's death, his wife and two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, must accustom themselves to genteel poverty. When Marianne meets the man of her dreams, everyone expects a marriage; unaccountably, he rejects her, with devastating effect. It falls to Elinor, the sensible elder sister, to pick up the pieces, while harboring a secret longing of her own. In Sense and Sensibility, the warmth between two very different sisters contrasts with Austen's deliciously precise observation of vanity, selfishness and snobbery.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Austen, J. (1992). Sense and sensibility. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. 1992. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Sense and Sensibility. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992. Print.

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