A classic Jane Austen romance. It has 8 pages from the movie starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. A period setting in stuffy old England when they wore those amazing dresses and lived in those grand estates. Literature at its best.
If you're going to read Austen, start here. I almost like this better than Pride and Prejudice! Great story, with movie tie-in cover and pics.
Love Austen! A very "modern" woman who lived well over 100 years ago.
My other favorite from Jane Austen (the other being Pride and Prejudice). Another case of switcheroo: which sister has sense, and which sensibility? Insightful and witty look at human relationships: lovers, friends, family. Fascinating peek at the social mores of the time surrounding class and marriage.
Austen is a genius. This was my intro to her writing, and I loved it so much I went out and bought all her other books before I'd even finished it.
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 promised 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.
...taken from the back cover of the book.
My favorite Jane Austen book!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was my second read by Austen. Good characters and wit. Again it does take a bit more time to read because of the old english but it's worth it!