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Sense and Sensibility

By: Austen, Jane Arkin, Professor Stephen(Introduction and notes by) Carabine, Dr. Keith(Series edited by)

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Part of the Wordsworth classics series
1853260169 / 9781853260162
Paperback / softback
823.7
05/05/1992
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 202 grams 320 pages
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Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University. 'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'.

Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities.

Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival. This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

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5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YFA Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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