Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!' 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 Elino 'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require...

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Title:Sense and Sensibility
Author:Jane Austen
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Sense and Sensibility
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:409 pages pages

Sense and Sensibility Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jun 12, 2007
    New review to come eventually. Can't quite put it all into words yet. * * * ORIGINAL:Ah, the third member of the Holy Trinity of Austen. Also deservedly so. This is my intellectual favorite of the Austens. By that, I'm not calling it "intellectual" I'm just saying that taking emotio...
  • Madeline
    Mar 13, 2012
    I hate romantic comedies. I hate them for a wide variety of reasons - I hate their formulaic plots, their repeated character tropes that never seem to change (hmm, will this one have a sassy best friend who only exists to dispense advice?), I hate their consistent failing of the th...
  • Eric Althoff
    Jul 09, 2007
    Hmmm, how to critique one of the most revered writers of romance literature? Now, before all of your Jane-ites get on my case for being unromantic or whatever, let me say only that unfortuantely, I read "Persuasion," Austen's last novel, and found it to be one of the best books I've ev...
  • Diane
    Aug 14, 2007
    Rereading Sense and Sensibility was a joy and a delight. It was also surprisingly enlightening. Wait, enlightening? Seriously? Isn't that a bit much for a girly romance story? Well, I think reading a Jane Austen novel can be enlightening because the characters are drawn so well t...
  • Kerry
    Aug 05, 2008
    This my first Jane Austen. Okay, I LOVED this book. I don't even know why. It's about . . . girls who like boys! Who are jerks! Um, the end! But it was funny. But clever funny, which is my favorite kind. And I enjoyed deciphering the late 18th century prose. It made me feel smart, j...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 02, 2008
    940. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they move with their w...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 06, 2016
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  • Ashley
    Jul 19, 2008
    February 2016, Part II: A couple of years ago, I re-read Jane Eyre, and because I was overwhelmed with the task of writing a review for such a classic book, I decided to get weird and write the review in the form of letters to the characters. Since then, with an eventual plan to re...
  • Stephen
    Apr 23, 2010
    I love Jane Austen. I LOVE Jane Austen. I LOVE JANE AUSTEN!! I?LOVE?JANE?AUSTEN!! I??LOVE?..JANE..?AUSTEN!! I still twitch a bit, but I'm getting more and more man-comfortable saying that because there no denying that it?s true. Normally, I am not much of a soa...
  • Jason Koivu
    Sep 26, 2010
    Call me Elinor. Being the older sibling, while growing up I often felt like I was shoved into the role of being the sensible one, the reasonable one, the responsible one. That is how I was seen. That is what people believed of me. Underneath the skin of the rational, reserved tut-...
  • A.
    Dec 22, 2008
    Here is this book in a nutshell: Marianne and Elinor: 'O, why are we not married yet?' Hot Guy #1: 'Let's get married.' Elinor: 'Yes, let's.' Hot Guy #1: 'Nah, forget it.' Elinor: (pines) Old Guy: 'Let's get married.' Marianne: 'No, let's not.' Hot Guy #2: 'Let's get married.' ...
  • Apatt
    Sep 23, 2015
    Sense and Sensibility is a lot like a Fast & Furious movie, except there are no supercar races, gun fights, fist fights, robbery, and scantily clad girls. Come to think of it Sense and Sensibility is nothing like a Fast & Furious movie. I just had no idea how to start off the r...
  • Barry Pierce
    Dec 26, 2013
    Sense and Sensibility is dense with inactivity. ...
  • Emer
    Sep 08, 2011
    It's a Jane Austen novel so this is obviously brilliant and should be read by everyone!!!! Duhhh!!!!!! "And books!?Thomson, Cowper, Scott?she would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; an...
  • Henry Avila
    Jul 24, 2013
    The story of two teenage girls with romantic troubles, caused by unreliable men (they have dark secrets, but who doesn't ? ), in 1790's England, calm Elinor Dashwood 19, and her younger sibling , by a couple of years, the emotional, Marianne, 17. When their father is no longer living, ...
  • s.penkevich
    Sep 14, 2012
    'Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience -- or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.' What does it mean for one to be 'sensible'? As we are all individuals, with our own needs, is it sensible to always act according to our countenance (to steal a lovely phras...
  • Ariel
    Oct 03, 2011
    I DID IT. WOOOOOOOOOO! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Not going to lie, the middle was rough.. quite tedious and slow, BUT, the character development in this book was just fabulous; Austen truly understands the human condition. Next? PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! ...
  • Luffy
    Apr 26, 2018
    This book nearly failed the Bechdel test. There were an equal assortment of men and women, only the men seem to have a lemming like migratory bent, and fly from the nest for some reason or other. Elinor is a blueprint for heroines that are strong. At least we can agree on the fact t...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jan 01, 2013
    Jane Austen?s first published work, Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, is more straightforward than most of her later works. The story focuses on two sisters, ages 17 and 19, and how their romantic interests and relationships epitomize their different approaches to life. The o...
  • C.
    Feb 13, 2018
    I wish Jane Austen could see she became an admired literary standard. She conjures such scholarly connotations, I was wary of enjoying ?Sense And Sensibility?. I hope my words attain quality that is discussed and absorbed for meaning but books are about the story, personages, messa...
  • l a i n e y
    Apr 05, 2016
    [reread] 01.29.18: added another star this time round My penultimate Jane Austen novel. (nooooooo!) For me, it took too long to get going. Not until they arrived in London that I started to get curious about how the story will unfold and what will happen to the Dashwood sisters....
  • Maureen
    Jul 15, 2015
    This is the third Jane Austen book I've read and it's by far my favorite. I love the story, love the heroines, love the MEN I just love everything about this. There was so much happening that it never felt slow or boring and the SUSPENSE and REVELATIONS at the end of the book were so f...
  • Ana
    Nov 21, 2016
    ?The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!? Yes. So much yes. ...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    Mar 01, 2015
    Another great story from Jane Austen; this time about the three sisters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, and their mother who settle themselves in a small and charming cottage in England. "Sense & Sensibility" is mainly about the two elder sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their jou...
  • Carmen
    Nov 06, 2013
    RE-READ September 6, 2015 This is one of my all-time favorite books. I like it even more than I do Pride and Prejudice. Everyone goes crazy over Lizzie Bennett and idolizes her, but my role model will always be Elinor Dashwood. She is a great sister, a trustworthy confidante, som...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Oct 04, 2017
    Money. It's all about the money. I mean, why else would you marry someone? In Sense and Sensibility there are three major factors beyond the usual considerations of appearance, personality and character conduct when looking for a marriage in 19th century England. Indeed, what the Da...
  • Melindam
    Oct 30, 2014
    The more I read this novel, the more I am convinced that I shall never be able to write a proper review. ......one that it truly deserves But it is so hard to write one when you love a book so much. Maybe this time, I will come up with something worthy. When I feel so much out of d...
  • Maria Clara
    Mar 02, 2018
    Qu puedo decir? Jane Austen siempre ser la maravillosa Jane Austen, y esta historia, como todas las que he ledo de ella, me ha encantado. Sin embargo, me ha faltado un poquito ms de romance. ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 28, 2015
    This is actually the first time I've read this book the whole way through! I had this movie memorized by the time I was 7, so I've always set the book aside when the beginning chapters weren't done in as much detail. And yes, a lot of detailed movie scenes are summarized in a few s...
  • Samra Yusuf
    Oct 23, 2016
    Dear Austen I will confess right off the bat that I?m one of those readers who never ?got? you. I tried to read Pride and Prejudice years ago, but gave up after a few pages because of your writing style. What can I say ? I had less patience in those days with long, indirect se...