Sense and Sensibility
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Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen
Literature
Aug 18, 2018
Austen’s first published novel, which appeared under the pseudonym “A Lady,” is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, and of the tension between private passions and public decorum. This is Austen’s most social novel, and in both town and country, she depicts a privileged class rife with vulgarity and vindictiveness, where falsehoods can go undetected or might as easily be rewarded. For the upstanding women of Sense and Sensibility, society can be a treacherous place, demanding the engagement of both head and heart.
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Oct 28, 2018
Emma Thompsons movie version of this is one of my all time favorite movies.
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Dec 25, 2018
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The modern era "soap opera" writers borrowed liberally from Ms. Austen...people never really communicate their feelings clearly, lots of miscommunication ensues...with tragic results. Yet it all turns out ok in the end. She loved a happy ending, as do I!
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Read and own
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Same as I've said for other Jane Austen stories; recreates a perspective of the wealthy and aspiring middle classes in the UK in the 19th Century; such a contrast to the lives of characters portrayed by Dickens and Hardy
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Still so applicable.
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