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Sense and Sensibility

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ISBN-10: 0521824362

ISBN-13: 9780521824361

Edition: 2006

Authors: Edward Copeland, Jane Austen, Janet Todd

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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel (1811), introduced its readers to many of the themes which would dominate Austen's future work. On one level it is a simple story of two sisters finding fulfilment within a society bounded by regulations and restrictions. But on another it is a comprehensive exploration of the moral dilemmas facing young women in the choices they have to make about their lives. Austen writes about everyday events of her own time with a subtlety and sensitivity unprecedented in the English novel. This edition takes as its copytext the second edition of 1813, which corrects some errors of the first edition. The volume provides comprehensive…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 572
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Edward Copeland is Emeritus Professor of English at Pomona College, Claremont, California.

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

General Editor's Preface; Chronology; Introduction; Note on the text; Sense and Sensibility; Emendations; Abbreviations; Explanatory notes.