Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
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Sense and Sensibility follows the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel revolves around the ladies and their move to a new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. Austen's book has been adapted for film and television a number of times, including a 1981 serial for TV directed by Rodney Bennett and a 1995 movie adapted by Emma Thompson.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms, including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned, wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.