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Sense and Sensibility : Beautiful colored illustrations (Illustrated )

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  • Sales Rank:1,800,744
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:300
  • Publication Date:January 27, 2013
  • ASIN:B00B6U5T90

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Synopsis
This edition of Sense and Sensibility includes the origin version colored illustrations by C. E. Brock. and HUGH THOMSON Beautiful colored pictures that follow the story line will make this story more enjoyable to read.

After the death of their father, the Dashwood sisters along with their mother gets evicted from their lavish London home by their elder half-brother and his greedy wife. They move to a less comfortable neighborhood, where they are warmly welcomed by their new neighbors.

The girls find themselves surrounded by gentleman callers, some of them appealing, others not so much. They undergo a series of love and heartbreak, as these young people choose to go after partners whose match makes practical sense instead of following their emotional sensibilities.

Will the sisters find happiness and security, and will they be able to find a place for themselves in society?

Sense and Sensibility is set in a society where people use others or get used themselves, though there are some who are willing to sacrifice everything in the name of love and honour.
Amazon.com Review
Though not the first novel she wrote, Sense and Sensibility was the first Jane Austen published. Though she initially called it Elinor and Marianne, Austen jettisoned both the title and the epistolary mode in which it was originally written, but kept the essential theme: the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. The story revolves around the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Whereas the former is a sensible, rational creature, her younger sister is wildly romantic--a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion. Commenting on Edward Ferrars, a potential suitor for Elinor's hand, Marianne admits that while she "loves him tenderly," she finds him disappointing as a possible lover for her sister:
Oh! Mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister most severely. Yet she bore it with so much composure, she seemed scarcely to notice it. I could hardly keep my seat. To hear those beautiful lines which have frequently almost driven me wild, pronounced with such impenetrable calmness, such dreadful indifference!
Soon however, Marianne meets a man who measures up to her ideal: Mr. Willoughby, a new neighbor. So swept away by passion is Marianne that her behavior begins to border on the scandalous. Then Willoughby abandons her; meanwhile, Elinor's growing affection for Edward suffers a check when he admits he is secretly engaged to a childhood sweetheart. How each of the sisters reacts to their romantic misfortunes, and the lessons they draw before coming finally to the requisite happy ending forms the heart of the novel. Though Marianne's disregard for social conventions and willingness to consider the world well-lost for love may appeal to modern readers, it is Elinor whom Austen herself most evidently admired; a truly happy marriage, she shows us, exists only where sense and sensibility meet and mix in proper measure. --Alix Wilber
Synopsis
This edition of Sense and Sensibility includes the origin version colored illustrations by C. E. Brock. and HUGH THOMSON Beautiful colored pictures that follow the story line will make this story more enjoyable to read.

After the death of their father, the Dashwood sisters along with their mother gets evicted from their lavish London home by their elder half-brother and his greedy wife. They move to a less comfortable neighborhood, where they are warmly welcomed by their new neighbors.

The girls find themselves surrounded by gentleman callers, some of them appealing, others not so much. They undergo a series of love and heartbreak, as these young people choose to go after partners whose match makes practical sense instead of following their emotional sensibilities.

Will the sisters find happiness and security, and will they be able to find a place for themselves in society?

Sense and Sensibility is set in a society where people use others or get used themselves, though there are some who are willing to sacrifice everything in the name of love and honour.

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