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 s (1775-1817) works have enjoyed a renewed popularity in the last year with the film release of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - both critically acclaimed. Sir Walter Scott said, Jane Austen had that exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting.

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
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)