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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Jan 4, 2019
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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Jan 29, 2019
Read and own
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Feb 4, 2019
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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May 25, 2019
Still so applicable.
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I read this book once a year and enjoy all the film versions, especially the screenplay by Emma Thompson!
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A must-read. I also love the film version with Emma Thompson.
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