Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, and their very different responses to love, loss, and the crushing of their hopes and dreams. Austen chooses this novel to comment on the financial situation of women. The Dashwood Sisters are virtually penniless in a world where the "marriage market" is largely governed by money. They lose their home on their father's death and receive more kindness from strangers than from their own brother. Despite their "hardships", they maintain their dignity throughout.
A Classic Jane Austen beautifully rendered
If you have read my two other reviews of Jane Austen abridged novels read by Anna Massey, it can come as no surprise that I loved this. It is a great novel and Anna Massey catches all the feelings in a beautifully read abridged version. She really has a gift for reading this kind of novel though Jane Austen helps by having a gift for writing them!
I didn't notice that I was buying an edited version when I purchased this and was sad to realise that it was 10 hours shorter than it shoulod be!!