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Sense and Sensibility

Authors: Austen, Jane
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC027170, FIC019000, FIC004000
ISBN: 9780553902440, Related ISBNs: 009951155X, 0099589346, 0307386872, 0375756736, 0553211102
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs, and various guileless and artful women impinge on their chances for love and happiness. The novelist Elizabeth Bowen wrote, "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise....Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete."
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