Item description for Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. by Hugh Thomson Jane Austen...
The death of Mr. Henry Dashwood's uncle opens the novel. Upon the uncle's death, Norland estate is inherited by Henry Dashwood, on the condition it should next pass to his son John and John's young son, and not to his three daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret. John Dashwood is wealthy, but at Mr. Dashwood's death, the Dashwood women are left with only a small fortune. On his deathbed, Mr. Dashwood made his son promise to provide for his stepmother and stepsisters, but John is easily persuaded by his selfish wife that they should use the money for their "real" family, namely their son. He and his family move into Norland estate.
Elinor and Marianne are two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. Fortunately, a distant relative offers to rent the women a cottage on his property.
The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. This leads some to believe that the book's title describes how Elinor and Marianne find a balance between sense and sensibility in life and love.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax Ltd
ISBN 1905921047 ISBN13 9781905921041
Availability 113 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 24, 2017 06:19.
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