Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Elinor and Marianne Dashwood describe the words of sense and sensibility perfectly. These two sisters couldn’t act and think more differently. Elinor always shows sense and controls her emotions, making sure she analyzes everything before doing or saying something. Marianne on the other hand is extremely emotional and dramatic. She does and says whatever comes to her head first and does not keep anything within. Elinor believes that marriage should be sensibly arranged within your class and without emotional involvement; whereas Marianne believes in love at first sight with dramatic and passionate emotions.

After the death of their father, these sisters and her family are forced out of their home and live a more humble lifestyle. They are both faced with new challenges and people. Marianne finds what she believes to be the love of her life but will it last? And what will happen to Elinor’s romance? Will each girl’s sense and sensibility be enough or will they have to find balance in their emotions?

Eighteen Century English writer Jane Austen wrote Sense and Sensibility under the pseudonym “A Lady” when she was only 19 years old! Find out whether Elinor’s sense or Marrianne’s sensibility are enough to make their marriage dreams come true.

Also by Jane Austen:

Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Pride and Prejudice (1813)

Mansfield Park (1814)

Emma (1815)

Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous)

Persuasion (1818, posthumous)

Reviewed by Dasha D., TAB@DBPL Reader Advisor since 2011