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Page Count: 208
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Sense and Sensibility is one of Jane Austen's best loved novels.
The story revolves around two sisters Elinor and Marianne. When their
father dies, his estate passes to their half-brother and the girls are
left without a home or the means to support themselves. With their
mother and younger sister they move to a new home - a cottage on a
distant relative's farm. Elinor, the sensible sister, and Marianne, the
over imaginative romantic, must rely on a good marriage as a means of
support. Through their scheming they experience romance and heartbreak
and eventually find balance between sense and sensibility in life and
Jane Austen (1774-1817) is
regarded as one of the most beloved writers in English literature. From
1811 to 1815 with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811),
Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and
Emma (1815) she achieved her greatest success as a published writer.
She wrote two additional novels Northanger Abbey and
Persuasion, both published after her death in 1817. As a young girl
Austen began writing poems, stories, and plays for her own and her
family's amusement. Later she compiled 29 of these early works into
three bound notebooks, now referred to as the Juvenilia.
Austen's clever ability to combine attraction between the sexes with
conflict and humor created some of our most enduring romantic novels.
These timeless classics have become increasingly popular. Sequels,
prequels, and adaptations of almost every sort have been based on her
novels, including adaptations to film and television. Many of her
stories have been modernized such as the movie Clueless (1995),
an updated version of Emma, which spawned its own television