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Sense and Sensibility (Bicentennial) (Paperback) by Jane Austen

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This special hardcover gift edition of Austen's delightful comedy of manners concerning a pair of marriage-minded sisters features a dust jacket and more than 60 charming drawings.

Book Synopsis

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the timeless story of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood

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 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. This edition includes an introduction, original essays, and suggestions for further exploration by Devoney Looser.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

From the Back Cover

Foreword by Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Apothecary's Daughter The Classic Tale of Secret Engagements, First Loves, and Two Sisters, Opposites in Every Way Smile...you are about to read not only one of the classic works of English literature, but a novel filled with love, humor, and heart. This edition of Sense and Sensibility exists to make your reading experience all the more pleasurable--offering interesting trivia, uniquely humorous insight, and meaningful inspiration. Prudent Elinor Dashwood and her passionate sister, Marianne, will come vividly to life. Their search for love, their heartbroken anguish, their wit, and their unceasing loyalty to each other--all of it will remind you why they are two of Austen's most beloved characters. Whether you're new to Barton Cottage or have visited often, one thing is assured: This read will delight your heart and stir your spirit. Includes "Conversation Questions" Perfect for Book Discussion Groups!

Review Quotes

"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
--Eudora Welty

About The Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of eight of the rector of the parish and his wife. As a girl, Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular fiction. She lived with her family at Steventon until her father retired to Bath in 1801. After he died in 1805, she moved around with her mother and sister, without a permanent home. In 1809, they settled in Chawton Cottage, near Alton, Hampshire, on the estate of a wealthy brother. She published four novels, each after much revision, without signing her name to them: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816). She died in Winchester on July 18, 1817. Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (1818), were published posthumously in December 1817, with a biographical notice by her brother Henry Austen. He publicly revealed her as the author of all six novels. She also left unpublished compositions, including a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan; two unfinished novels, The Watsons and Sanditon; and three volumes of juvenilia. Her fiction is among the most respected and oft-quoted in the English language.

Devoney Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State Univer-sity and the author, most recently, of The Making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press), a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book (Nonfiction). Her recent writing on Austen has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Salon, The TLS, and Entertainment Weekly, and she's had the pleasure of talking about Austen on CNN. Looser is one of the quirky weirdos featured in Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom and has played roller derby under the name Stone Cold Jane Austen.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.39 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.15 Inches (D)
Weight: .89 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Jane Austen
Language: English
Street Date: April 8, 2012
TCIN: 13712415
UPC: 9780143106524
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0864
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.75 inches length x 6 inches width x 1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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