Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Written by:
Illustrated by:
Introduction by: Ros Ballaster
Introduction by:
Preface by: Claire Lamont

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141040370
  • 448 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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.
Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Written by: Jane Austen, Illustrated by: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by: Ros Ballaster, Introduction by: Tony Tanner, Preface by: Claire Lamont


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