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Sense and Sensibility / Edition 2by Jane Austen, Claire Lamont, James Kinsley
Pub. Date: 04/28/2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects
One of Jane Austen's most beloved novels, brought to life in a sparkling dramatization!
When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility.
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I believe, the reason I rated this book so low, was because I expected a lot more than what was produced. I was eager to read this book, after I had finished Pride and Prejudice with high spirits. Though the plot was semi-pleasing the overall picture of it was quite disappointing. I expected more. Pride and Prejudice was a briliant piece of work. Perhaps my criticism stems from the ending not pleasing my hopless romantic scope, that Pride and Prejudice fitted. This was more of a reality book, fitting how real life doesn't always have happy endings that fit what one wants. All in all, it was pleasant. Some parts more interesting than others.
My only complaint is that the pages numbers will not match the ones in the paper version. I know it sounds petty, but that is a pain when dealing with page to page assignments.
This book was soooooooooooo boring! It was like torture reading this book! I read this after I read Pride&Prejudice by Jane Austen, and was expecting this to be just as good, but I was DEAD wrong! I wanted to see the movie Sense and Sensibility, though, so I had to finish it. For 7/8 of the time, it was like staring at a brick wall. It didn't end very good, either. Pride and Prejudice was SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!! I loved the book Pride and Prejudice, and loved the movie even more! But Sense and Sensibility.....it wasn't good.