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Sense and Sensibility

By: Austen, Jane

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0140620427 / 9780140620429
Paperback
823.7
31/03/1994
Out of Print
United Kingdom
111 x 181 mm, 209 grams 384 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200562, Points 22.00, Book Level 8.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willougby, she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo.

Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her.

Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)