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Sense and Sensibility

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ISBN-10: 0192833588

ISBN-13: 9780192833587

Edition: 1998

Authors: Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Margaret Anne Doody, Claire Lamont

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Jane Austen sets social snobbery against summer picnics; social rejection against the passion of real love. Her warm portrait of the relationship between 2 very different sisters contrasts with her precise observation of vanity, selfishness and snobbery.
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List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.60" wide x 5.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.

Preface
Note to the Third Edition
Introductory Note to Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility: a Novel
Sense and Sensibility: A Novel
Notes
Appendixes Miss Austen's English
The Early Editions
Index of Characters, Etc