Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Marriane and Elinor have been deprived of their fortune. Their money is left in the care of their step-brother; so they are forced to move out of their estate so that their step-brother and haughty wife can move in. They are invited to live in a cottage on the Barton estate. And they are falling in love.

Elinor, with their step-brothers wife’s brother, Mr Edward Ferrars, and Marriane, with a gallant stranger by the name of Willoughby, who rescues her from a fall on a hill. Willoughby is called away on urgent business, and Edward has business away from Elinor. The sisters pine for their loves, until the darkest secrets are revealed about both…

The title ‘Sense an Sensibility’ reflects on the qualities of both girls whilst in emotional turmoil. Towards the beginning of the book there is an explanation of which quality belongs to which girl, though I find it unnecessary as it becomes so apparent that the sensibility belongs to Elinor. However, I find that it is not so obvious that the sense belongs to Marriane, though this is stated. As well as this, although the book does not contain drama, the secrets of the two men suits the style of the book, and, the secrets being very dramatic, makes the book gripping and will appeal to readers who find that classics are boring.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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