Sense & Sensibility LP

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Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing, while dreaming of going to art school.

But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely ...

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Overview

Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing, while dreaming of going to art school.

But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely put to the test.

With her wit and eye for social nuance, Joanna Trollope casts Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to retell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how when it comes to money especially, some things never change . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
“Trollope is as poised and intricate a portraitist as her famous novelist ancestor, Anthony Trollope.”
Sophie Kinsella
“Jane Austen’s story and Joanna Trollope’s voice make the perfect marriage. I loved every page. It’s witty and fresh, whilst completely respecting the original, timeless story. What a delight!”
Booklist
“By updating Austen’s first published novel to reflect modern slang, dress, and conveniences, Trollope brings an accessibility to this romantic comedy of manners that may appeal to the Bridget Jones crowd.”
Wall Street Journal
“Her books are . . . readable without being trivial, accessible without being pat, psychologically astute without being labored.”
People
“Trollope is at her best analyzing the complex strands of DNA that bind families-and sometimes threaten to strangle them.”
The New Yorker
“[Trollope] aims for the heart… and she hits it.”
The Times (London)
“Trollope is brilliant at swooping in on a modern dilemma and showing it from everyangle… Inventive, surprising and fascinating.”
Sunday Times (London)
“Supremely sure of her material and purpose, compassionate but never sentimental.”
The Independent
“Joanna Trollope is the most emotionally intelligent of contemporary British novelists.”
New York Times Book Review
“Like a good kitchen chat, Joanna Trollope’s novels dish out equal measures of reassuring warmth and sobering insight....... [Her] gift is her ability to capture far-flung perspectives with compassion.”
The Guardian (London)
“As ever, Trollope writes about family life with wit, intelligence and verve.”
The Observer
“Trollope has clearly had enormous fun with her updating, and part of the delight for the reader is wondering what she’s going to do next.”
Daily Mail (London)
“You don’t have to have read the original Sense & Sensibility to enjoy this breezy new take on Austen’s 1811 debut….Wittily, stylishly and sensitively written with lots of delicious upmarket detail. A must for Trollope and Austen fans alike.”
Cosmopolitan
“Jane Austen’s bestie sisters ditch the corsets (but keep the Downton-style estate) in a 2013 take on Sense & Sensibility.”
Stylist
“A bloody good read. From Twitter and Taylor Swift to the lure of the wrong man, the Dashwood girls, who I still can’t help but love, are drawn to painterly perfection by Trollope; their dreams and dramas as real as they were in 1811.”
Woman and Home
“Jane Austen’s tale of two sisters is vividly brought into the 20th century by one of our best-loved storytellers.”
Various
PRAISE FOR JOANNA TROLLOPE
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Trollope is a gifted chronicler of modern life and mores; she also clearly knows and appreciates Austen’s world. Her update retains the essence of the characters Austen created...with a true Janeite’s dry sense of humor and the occasional sly reference to the original.”
Boston Globe
“A fizzy, pop-fiction Jane Austen update....Trollope’s comic romp is a satisfying tribute….When Sir John arrives to invite the displaced family to live at Barton Cottage, he gets his laptop out and plays a slideshow of the house. ‘It’s a charmer,’ he tells them. Likewise Trollope’s book.”
The Guardian
“In many ways, Trollope and Austen are a natural marriage….The moments in which she moves away from the original are satisfying, and well chosen….The fidelity of the retelling has clever consequences.”
People
“Trollope is at her best analyzing the complex strands of DNA that bind families-and sometimes threaten to strangle them.”
Mail on Sunday (London)
“Wonderfully and compulsively readable. She can be as subtle as Austen, as sharp as Brontë. Trollope’s brilliant.”
People Magazine
"Trollope is at her best analyzing the complex strands of DNA that bind families-and sometimes threaten to strangle them."
The Guardian(London)
"As ever, Trollope writes about family life with wit, intelligence and verve."
People Magazine
"Trollope is at her best analyzing the complex strands of DNA that bind families-and sometimes threaten to strangle them."
The Guardian(London)
"As ever, Trollope writes about family life with wit, intelligence and verve."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062278524
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Trollope is the number-one bestselling author of eighteen highly acclaimed contemporary novels, including The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law, and The Soldier's Wife. She was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the chair of judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.

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