Sense and Sensibility  -     By: Jane Austen
Buy Item $5.99 Retail: $7.00 Save 14% ($1.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Sense and Sensibility

Penguin Classics / Paperback

$5.99 (CBD Price)
Retail: $7.00
Save 14% ($1.01)
Buy 24 or more for $5.69 each.
Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/07/14.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW3966X

Current Promotions
BROWSE for General Market
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Description

One sister filled with sense, the other with sensibility; Marianne Dashwood has fallen headlong into love with the dashing rake Sir John Willoughby, ignoring Elinor's warnings about her impulsive behaviour. Elinor meanwhile, strives to conceal her romantic disappointments from those around her, leaving her alone in her struggles. Jane Austen's classic tale of romantic society-and the need for a balanced outlook-is just as relevant and charming today as when she first wrote it. 407 pages, softcover, with appendix.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Dimensions: 7.80 X 5.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0141439661
ISBN-13: 9780141439662
Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/07/14.
Email me when this product is available.

Related Products

  1. Jane Austen: The Complete Novels
  2. Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
    Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
    Jane Austen
    Save 23% $11.00 $8.49
  3. Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen
    Save 10% $4.99 $4.49
  4. Pride and Prejudice, Deluxe Edition
    Pride and Prejudice, Deluxe Edition
    Jane Austen
    Save 10% $23.00 $20.70

Publisher's Description

Listen to audio presented by Literary Affairs: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

View our feature on Jane Austen.

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

Author Bio

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

Product Reviews

Product Q&A

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Persuasion
    Jane Austen
    Save 10% $6.00 $5.40
  2. Emma
    Jane Austen
    Save 10% $8.00 $7.20
  3. Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen
    Save 21% $8.00 $6.29


Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/07/14. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search