Sense and sensibility

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Garden City, N.Y. Nelson Doubleday, [1813].


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Garden City, N.Y. Nelson Doubleday, [1813].
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276 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jane Austen writes about two ways of looking at the world in the personalities of two sisters, Elinor the determinedly practical and Marianne the madly romantic. Forced to live in reduced circumstances with their widowed mother and younger sister, the Dashwood girls must rely on marrying well if they are to survive in the world, and the way in which this goal is eventually accomplished provides the plot of this delightful novel, the first of Jane Austen's to be published (1811). Elinor and Marianne and their suitors are subjected to a volley of misunderstandings, jealousies, and manipulations--and to Jane Austen's mercilessly satirical look at provincial life. As she herself stated, "Three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work on"--and in doing so, Austen perfected the comedy of manners, zeroing in on her characters and their relationship to the society in which they live.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Austen, J. (1813). Sense and sensibility . Nelson Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. 1813. Sense and Sensibility. Nelson Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Sense and Sensibility Nelson Doubleday, 1813.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility Nelson Doubleday, 1813.

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