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Sense and Sensibility is considered as one of the best classic novels in English literature. It is one of Jane Austen’s best works. It is a moving tale of two sisters who experience everything that whirl around emotions like love, sorrow, betrayal, and romance.

Summary of the Book

Sense and Sensibility is the story of two beautiful Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. It is set in the backdrop of the way of life in England between 1792 and 1797. Mrs. Dashwood and her three lovely daughters have no choice but to leave Norland to move to Barton Park. Elinor is the eldest of the sisters, who is broken-hearted to be going away from her lover Edward. But all the sisters eventually make new friends in Barton Park. Colonel Brandon, a 35 year old bachelor, is bowled over Marianne’s gorgeousness. Marianne is an impetuous seventeen-year-old girl, who is a staunch believer in romantic idealism. She is fascinated by the extremely good-looking John Willoughby. On the other hand, Anne and Lucy Steele visit the Dashwoods. These two selfish sisters tell Elinor that Lucy is secretly affianced to Edward Ferrars. Elinor finds herself emotionally wrecked, but she guards her misery so that her family isn’t hurt and disturbed. Sense and Sensibility describes the keenest of human emotions vividly. The book has been adapted into TV shows and movies many-a-time. It was penned by Austen under her pseudonym A Lady.

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in England in the year 1775. She is one of the most extensively read authors in English literature. Austen penned twenty-nine works from the year 1787 to 1793 in three bound notebooks, it is today known asJuvenilia. From the year 1793, Austen started writing more erudite pieces. She published First Impressions in 1796, and later Pride and Prejudice. Some of her other notable works are Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, andPersuasion. She passed away at the age of 41.

This Article is Posted on 23 Apr 2015 in Entertainment Section and Books