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The Resource Sense and sensibility, Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster

Sense and sensibility, Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster

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Sense and sensibility
Title
Sense and sensibility
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Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster
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Sense & sensibility
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Language
eng
Summary
'Miss Dashwood had a delicate complexion, regular features, and a remarkably pretty figure. Marianne was still handsomer. Her form, though not so correct as her sister's ... was more striking' As the title of Jane Austen's first published novel suggests, the difference between two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, lies not only in their appearance but also in their temperament. Yet Sense and Sensibility not only contrasts Elinor's good sense, her readiness to observe social forms and Marianne's impulsive candor, her warm but excessive sensibility; it also highlights their shared predicament in the face of a competitive marriage market. The sisters' parallel experience of love, and its threatened loss, causes both to readjust and question their own values. Jane Austen's satirical powers of observation and expression spare no one in this lively study of the constraints placed on gentry women in the eighteenth century. Ros Ballaster's introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition discusses Sense and Sensibility as domestic drama and as critique of the wider aesthetic, social and political concerns of Romanticism
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Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, set their sights on men who will perfectly match their disparate personalities, with unexpected results
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013531
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DLC
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4034
LC item number
.S4 1995b
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1180
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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Penguin classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Sense and sensibility, Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlviii]-li)
Control code
181519
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 346 p.
Isbn
9780140434255
Lccn
96129729
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34584162
  • (OCoLC)34584162
Label
Sense and sensibility, Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlviii]-li)
Control code
181519
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 346 p.
Isbn
9780140434255
Lccn
96129729
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34584162
  • (OCoLC)34584162

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