Sense and Sensibility

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Collector's Library, 2003 - Fiction - 462 pages
Sense and Sensibility, the first of Jane Austen's major novels, examines the romantic lives of two very different sisters--one restrained and practical, the other wildly passionate and romantic--forced to balance their emotional needs against the harsh financial realities of the world. After their father's death leaves them impoverished, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood must struggle to win both the happiness and security they deserve. Austen trains her customary sharp eye on the hypocrisy of the age, providing a striking critique of early nineteenth-century society. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
9
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
28
Chapter 5
35
Chapter 6
38
Chapter 7
44
Chapter 8
48
Chapter 27
195
Chapter 28
204
Chapter 29
210
Chapter 30
223
Chapter 31
234
Chapter 33
257
Chapter 34
269
Chapter 35
280

Chapter 9
52
Chapter 10
59
Chapter 11
67
Chapter 12
72
Chapter 13
79
Chapter 14
87
Chapter 15
92
Chapter 16
102
Chapter 17
110
Chapter 18
116
Chapter 19
122
Chapter 20
132
Chapter 21
141
Chapter 22
153
Chapter 23
164
Chapter 24
172
Chapter 25
180
Chapter 26
186
Chapter 36
289
Chapter 37
299
Chapter 38
317
Chapter 39
329
Chapter 40
335
Chapter 41
345
Chapter 42
355
Chapter 43
363
Chapter 44
374
Chapter 45
396
Chapter 46
404
Chapter 47
414
Chapter 48
424
Chapter 49
429
Chapter 50
443
Afterword
455
Biography
462
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About the author (2003)

Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. Jane remained in the vicinity of her childhood home for much of her life. As such it was through family and friends that she learned most of her considerable understanding of manners and relationships. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.

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