Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.
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The Dashwood Sisters Find Their Beaus
I did grasp the concept of keeping emotions in check (having good social sense) and behaving in a way in private so that futures could have a chance (sensibility). I enjoyed the book and the idea of romance and future life being a dominant feature of a young lady’s life. However, the characters of Willoughby and Robert were somewhat cloaked in mystery to me. Willoughby’s painful explanation to Elinor toward the end of the book of his poor treatment of her sister Marianne did not seem plausible. And certainly Robert rushing and marrying Lucy after his brother was ostracized from the family for being engaged to Lucy is unexplainable. But, those are the ways of love and marriage. It was good to see Elinor happily married to her Edward, and Marianne to Colonel Brandon.
Sense and sensibility
A good book, it keeps your interest
Very well written, and very similar to Sense and Sensibility.