Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.
Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)by Jane Austen
When the Dashwood family estate passes to the eldest son John and his wife, Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret must find a new home. Moving to a cottage in Devonshire, the Dashwood women begin adjusting to a new life and a new social circle. Soon, Elinor is being courted by the gentlemanly Edward Ferrars, and Marianne finds herself torn between two suitors, the brooding Colonel Brandon and social-climbing scoundrel John Willoughby. The love and heartbreaks that they all endure are shaped by the temperament of their time and place and the sense and sensibility of their society.
Originally published in 1811, Jane Austen's first published novel is revered as a classic romance of manners. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gft for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- December 16, 1775
- Date of Death:
- July 18, 1817
- Place of Birth:
- Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
- Place of Death:
- Winchester, Hampshire, England
- Taught at home by her father
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I had always heard of the book Sense and Sensibility growing up, but never knew what it was actually about until I was required to read it in my high school English class. At first, I absolutely hated it because it was at times difficult to follow the language used in British novels from this era, however I eventually understood how to interpret its content and ultimately I fell in love with the characters and the story. It has been over three years since I first read it and I have read it over five times since. It is beautifully written and a true masterpiece. Jane Austen is irrevocably a genius and this book really does stand the test of time. A must read!!!