Sense and sensibility

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New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
0140434259, 9780140434255
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xxix, 346 pages ; 20 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xlviii-li).
'Miss Dashwood had a delicate complexion, regular features, and a remarkably pretty figure. Marianne was still handsomer. Her form, though not so correct as her sister's ... was more striking' As the title of Jane Austen's first published novel suggests, the difference between two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, lies not only in their appearance but also in their temperament. Yet Sense and Sensibility not only contrasts Elinor's good sense, her readiness to observe social forms and Marianne's impulsive candor, her warm but excessive sensibility; it also highlights their shared predicament in the face of a competitive marriage market. The sisters' parallel experience of love, and its threatened loss, causes both to readjust and question their own values. Jane Austen's satirical powers of observation and expression spare no one in this lively study of the constraints placed on gentry women in the eighteenth century. Ros Ballaster's introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition discusses Sense and Sensibility as domestic drama and as critique of the wider aesthetic, social and political concerns of Romanticism.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Austen, J., & Ballaster, R. (1995). Sense and sensibility. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Rosalind. Ballaster. 1995. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Rosalind. Ballaster, Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books, 1995.

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Austen, Jane, and Rosalind Ballaster. Sense and Sensibility. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

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