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Sense and Sensibility (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Both sisters must learn from the other after they are forced to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society after the untimely death of their father. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are stocked with disappointment, but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) is a renowned Regency novelist. Her other works include Emma (1816) and Pride and Prejudice (1813).

Praise For…

"The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise . . . Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete."  —Elizabeth Bowen

"How could these novels ever seem remote . . . the gaiety is unextinguished today, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished, as comedies they are irresistibly and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."  —Eudora Welty

"[Jane Austen] has a talent for describing the involvements of feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with."  —Sir Walter Scott

"Jane Austen is my favourite author."  —E.M. Forster

"The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste."  —Virginia Woolf

"For those of us who suspect all the mysteries of life are contained in the microcosm of the family, that personal relationships prefigure all else, the work of Jane Austen is the Rosetta Stone of literature."  —Anna Quindlen
Product Details
ISBN: 9780099511557
ISBN-10: 009951155X
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: June 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics