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  • I think this is a great book, one reason being that you can read it in different ways
  • I love the descriptions of the English countryside and cities, and I also think that this book has some of the best minor characters of all of Austen’s books

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      Sense and sensibility was the first novel Jane Austen published. It tells the story of three sisters and their mother after their father’s death.

      The estates pass on to their older half brother, and they have to move to a smaller house without all the luxury they have been used to.

      Worse, as they don’t really have much money, they don’t have great hopes of finding suitable matches.

      The story tells of how the two older sisters


      struggle with their romantic lives within the confines set for them by society.

      The elder sister is sensible, hiding her feelings and behaving as everyone thinks she should, thus making it difficult for her friends and family to guess her real feelings.

      The middle is all sensibility, lives out her feelings and let the whole world take part in her up and downs.

      In the end they both end up with suitable husbands and better balance between ...


      • sense and sensibility.

        I think this is a great book, one reason being that you can read it in different ways.

        Of course you can read it only as a romantic novel, she meets him, someone tries to split them but through hardship and trouble they find each other again.

        It can also be read as a comment of the social structures at the time of Jane Austen, structures that made it difficult or impossible for women

        to live their lives as they wanted and often made them accept suitors that they really didn’t want.

        The main characters are likeable and realistic, and there’s some really nice minor characters, some are serious, some funny so the book is a nice mixture of humorous and more serious scenes.

        I love the descriptions of the English countryside and cities, and I also think that this book has some of the best minor characters of all of Austen’s books.




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