Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662
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 Elinors 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 love—and its threatened loss—the 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 Tanners introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility is a American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen 's novel of the same name. The story follows the Dashwood sisters, members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry , as they must deal with circumstances of sudden destitution. They are forced to seek financial security through marriage. Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman play their respective suitors. The film was released on December 13, , in the United States. Producer Lindsay Doran , a longtime admirer of Austen's novel, hired Thompson to write the screenplay.
Jane Austen was 35 when her first published novel appeared and had less than six years left to live. The youngest of seven children of a Hampshire clergy-man, George Austen, she wrote stories and poems from her childhood on and read them aloud to her family, who enjoyed them, as well as plays that the family acted out. The anarchic, boisterous humour of some of the early work has been compared to Monty Python. According to her sister Cassandra, Jane had written the first version of a novel she called Elinor and Marianne by and she began First Impressions later Pride and Prejudice in October that year. Late in her father offered it to a London publisher, who sent it straight back by return post without bothering to read it. She drastically altered Elinor and Marianne in To Cassandra she compared her feelings about seeing her work in print with those of a mother with a suckling child.
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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen , published in It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. They have an older half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park. Because Norland is passed down to John, the product of Mr.
Darcy tends to overshadow all others—and for good reason. Less remembered is the radical way the film elevated its two male characters—Colonel Brandon played by the late Alan Rickman and Edward Ferrars Hugh Grant —beyond their source material. Gibson, who also starred, walked away that year with the Best Director Oscar for the film. Sense and Sensibility set out to do something different: It made male receptiveness to female needs and desires and a commitment to proto-gender equality seem both incredibly attractive and historically inevitable. It is, after all, a novel about what happens to a family of four women a recently widowed mother and her three daughters forced make their way in the world, suddenly without means or even a home.