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Sense and sensibility

Jane Austen (Author), Peter Conrad (Writer of introduction)
In this novel, the warmth between two very different sisters contrasts with the author's deliciously precise observation of vanity, selfishness, and snobbery. With Mr. Dashwood's death, his wife and two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, must accustom themselves to genteel poverty. When Marianne meets the man of her dreams, everyone expects a marriage; unaccountably, he rejects her, with devastating effect. It falls to Elinor, the sensible elder sister, to pick up the pieces - while harboring a secret longing of her own
Print Book, English, 1992
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992