Sense and Sensibility Author:Jane Austen Two sisters of opposing temperments who share the pangs of tragic love provide the theme ofr Jane Austin's dramatically human narritive. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the perfection of sense. Marianne, emotional and sentimental, is the embodiment of sensibility. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love. Elinor desires a man who is p... more »romised to another. Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their mutual suffering brings a closer understanding between the two sisters-and true love finally triumphs when sense gives way to sensiblity, and sensibility gives way to sense. Jane Austen's authentic representation of early 19th century middle-class provincial life, written with forcefull insight and gentle irony, makes her novels the enduring works on the mores and manners of her time.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Her novels revolve around people, not events or coincidences. Miss Austen sets her novels in the upper middle class English country which was her own environment. Her novels have increased in stature over time. Her skills of writing, including a dry humor and a witty elegance of expression have attracted generations to her work. Miss Austen completed six novels and part of a seventh, "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey", "Persuasion" and the partial "Lady Susan".« less
This is a story about two sisters with opposing temperaments who share the hardship of tradgic love. Elinor is practical the essensce of perfect sense. Marianne is caring and emotional. The embodiment of sensibility.