Sense and Sensibility, Paperback Book
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'...the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.' Marianne Dashwood is young, flirtatious and ready to meet a knight in shining armour.

Her sister, Elinor, is more restrained - she knows that when it comes to romance, slow and steady wins the race.

But while both seem to have found what they want, the path to happiness isn't as straightforward as they first thought.

True love has a habit of breaking the rules and turning up whenever it's least expected...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780755331451

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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s first published novel, is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Marianne is young and flirtatious and has very set ideas about what sort of person her true love, her knight in shining armour will be. Elinor, much more restrained, mature and sensible, has quite a different attitude to life and love. Both meet the man they believe is for them, but for neither does the course of true love run smooth. This charming novel has some very likeable characters, as well as a few to despise or disdain, and plenty of muddles, misunderstandings and wrong assumptions. Altogether a delight to read: easy to understand why this is a classic.

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