Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106524
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the timeless story of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood

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.

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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Written by: Jane Austen, Illustrated by: Audrey Niffenegger, Foreword by: Cathleen Schine


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