Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is a witty satire of the sentimental novel, a popular genre in Britain throughout the 1790s and the Regency. When it first appeared in 1811, the words in its title carried significant cultural weight beyond the confines of the novel, and into both popular and learned discourse. Through her dual heroines, Austen addresses, and satirizes, notions of sense and sensibility, and engages with the issues of inheritance, marriage, and love. The story concerns two sisters: the level-headed Elinor and the passionate and impulsive Marianne. When their father dies, his son by a previous marriage assumes possession of the family home. Marianne and Elinor, left to the care of their mercenary brother John and his wife Fanny, must remove to a cottage with their mother. Each sister meets a man in whom she is interested, and as with other Austen novels, requited love does not come easily. This newly annotated edition offers a thorough and perceptive introduction and a wide range of carefully selected contextual materials that further explore the term "sensibility."

Buy Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781551111254
ISBN-10: 155111125X
Format: Paperback
Pages: 427
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: Canada

Book Reviews - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sense and Sensibility book by Jane Austen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jane Austen

Kathleen James-Cavan, of the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan, has written widely on 19th-century British fiction.

Books By Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen
Paperback, March 2018
$17.99
Classics Reimagined, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Paperback, September 2017
$17.99
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Hardback, September 2017
$28.83
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hardback, August 2017
$13.49