Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)

By Jane Austen, David Gates (Introduction by)
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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."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates, in addition to new explanatory notes.

About the Author


Jane Austen (1775 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

Gates writes about book and music for Newsweek.

Praise For…


"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
—Eudora Welty

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375756733
ISBN-10: 0375756736
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: January 9th, 2001
Pages: 304
Language: English