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Sense and Sensibility

'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!'Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of loveand its threatened lossthe sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner's introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition....

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Sense and Sensibility Reviews

  • Barry Pierce

    Sense and Sensibility is dense with inactivity.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

    عنوانها: حس و حساسیت؛ حس و احساس؛ عقل و احساس؛ دلباخته؛ شور و شوریدگی؛ نویسنده: جین آستین؛ انتارتیها: عنقا؛ نشر نی؛ جامی، ثالث، گلشائی؛ سمیر؛ جاوید؛ کوشش، آبنوی؛ پر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: 6 نوامبر سال 2001 میلادی؛ دویمن خوانش: اول فوریه سال 2006 میلادی

    عنوان: حس و حساسیت؛ نویسنده: جین آستین؛ مترجم: جمشید اسکندانی؛ تهران، عنقا، 1379؛ در 830 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک: 9646404863؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 18 م

    با عنوان: عقل و احساس؛ مترجم: رضا رضایی؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1
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  • Madeline

    I hate romantic comedies.

    I hate them for a wide variety of reasons - I hate their formulaic plots, their repeated character tropes that never seem to change (hmm, will this one have a sassy best friend who only exists to dispense advice?), I hate their consistent failing of the the Bechdel test, and I hate the way they try to make me believe that a skinny and gorgeous woman is incapable of finding a man because she's clumsy or has a job or something.

    But mostly, I hate them because their plots
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  • Diane

    Rereading Sense and Sensibility was a joy and a delight. It was also surprisingly enlightening.

    Wait, enlightening? Seriously? Isn't that a bit much for a girly romance story?

    Well, I think reading a Jane Austen novel can be enlightening because the characters are drawn so well that they resemble real people. I've been slowly rereading Austen's novels, and I am constantly impressed by her powers of observation and description. Even though she was writing 200 years ago, her stories remind me of man



    Mrs. Ferrars was a little, thin woman, upright, even to formality, in her figure, and serious, even to sourness, in her aspect. Her complexion was sallow; and her features small, without beauty, and naturally without expression; but a lucky contraction of the brow had rescued her countenance from the disgrace of insipidity, by giving it the strong characters of pride and ill nature. She was not a woman of many words; for, unlike people in general, she proportioned them to the number of her ideas; and of the few syllables that did escape her, not one fell to the share of Miss Dashwood, whom she eyed with the spirited determination of disliking her at all events.



    And here is another:



    John Dashwood had not much to say for himself that was worth hearing, and his wife had still less. But there was no peculiar disgrace in this; for it was very much the case with the chief of their visitors, who almost all laboured under one or other of these disqualifications for being agreeable — want of sense, either natural or improved — want of elegance — want of spirits — or want of temper.



    Jane Austen's writing is so delicious that I savored this novel for days, not wanting it to end. My only complaint about S&S is its poor opening. It starts with several pages of family exposition, about how the father of Elinor & Marianne died without being able to leave them much in his will. The story doesn't get going until you get past that background info. But otherwise, this novel is such a delight that I highly recommend it. ...more

  • Eric Althoff

    Hmmm, how to critique one of the most revered writers of romance literature? Now, before all of your Jane-ites get on my case for being unromantic or whatever, let me say only that unfortuantely, I read "Persuasion," Austen's last novel, and found it to be one of the best books I've ever read. Now having read "Sense and Sensibility," I will say that it truly doese feel like a first novel, as if the author was still trying to find her voice. So I've done the bookends of Austen, much like a concer ...more

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    940. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

    عقل و احساس - جین اوستین (نشر نی) ادبیات انگلستان

    عنوانها: حس و احساس؛ دلباخته ( حس و حساسیت)؛ شور و شوریدگی؛ عقل و احساس؛ نویسنده: جین اوستین؛

    عنوان: حس و احساس؛ نویسنده: جین اوستین؛ مترجم: حسین خسروی؛ تهران، گلشائی، مطهر، 1363؛ در 460 ص؛

    عنوان: دلباخته ( حس و حساسیت)؛ نویسنده: جین اوستین؛ مترجم: عباس کرمی فر؛ تهران، جاوید، 1363؛ در 412 ص؛

    عنوان: عقل و احساس؛ نویسنده: جین اوستین؛ مترجم: رضا رضایی؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1385؛ در 407 ص؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1386؛ شابک: 964
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  • Stephen

    I love Jane Austen.

    I LOVE Jane Austen.

    I LOVE JANE AUSTEN!!

    I…LOVE…JANE…AUSTEN!!

    I……LOVE…..JANE..…AUSTEN!!

    I still twitch a bit, but I'm getting more and more man-comfortable saying that because there no denying that it’s true. Normally, I am not much of a soapy, chick-flick, mani-pedi kinda guy. I don’t spritz my wine, rarely eat quiche and have never had anything waxed (though the list of things that need it grows by the hour).

    But I would walk across a desert in bloomers and a parasol to read M
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  • Samra Yusuf

    Dear Austen

    I will confess right off the bat that I’m one of those readers who never “got” you. I tried to read Pride and Prejudice years ago, but gave up after a few pages because of your writing style. What can I say – I had less patience in those days with long, indirect sentences which seemed to use 20 words to say what could be easily said in five (hah! I’m one to talk on that score…). I read Emma a few years ago and honestly did not care for it. It wasn’t so much the language this time; it
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