Modern Library Classics
On Sale: January 9, 2001
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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
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