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You've discovered a title that's missing from our library. Can you help donate a copy? When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission. Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive , a c 3 non-profit. When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret in straitened circumstances.
Sense and Sensibility , novel by Jane Austen that was published anonymously in three volumes in and that became a classic. The satirical, comic work offers a vivid depiction of 19th-century middle-class life as it follows the romantic relationships of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the impoverished Dashwood family , focusing on the sisters Elinor and Marianne, personifications of good sense common sense and sensibility emotionality , respectively. They become destitute upon the death of their father, who leaves his home, Norland Park, to their half brother, John. Although instructed to take care of his sisters, John is dissuaded of his duty by his greedy wife, Fanny. The family—which, in addition to Elinor and Marianne, includes their mother and a younger sister—moves to Barton Cottage in Devonshire.
Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two strikingly different sisters. On their father's death, the Estate goes to their brother John who, encouraged his his wife, goes against his father's wishes of looking after his sisters and step-mother. They retire to a cottage in Devonshire, but not before Elinor and Edward Ferras become mutually attracted. In Devonshire Marianne falls desperately in love with John Willoughby, an attractive but unprincipled man. Each sister discovers that their suitors have become engaged to other women and the story centres on the different way they cope with this distress. All ends well, however, when Edward is released from his engagement and can marry Elinor, and Marianne is won over by an old admirer.
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Sense and Sensibility, published in ,was Austens first novel and is an acknowledged. Like all her novels, its subject matter isromantic; it is written with a sharp wit and keenlyobservant eye. All Jane Austens novels are about a young womansprogress towards marriage, and Sense and Sensibility isno exception.
When Mr. Henry Dashwood dies, leaving all his money to his first wife's son John Dashwood, his second wife and her three daughters are left with no permanent home and very little income. Dashwood and her daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret are invited to stay with their distant relations, the Middletons, at Barton Park. Elinor is sad to leave their home at Norland because she has become closely attached to Edward Ferrars, the brother-in-law of her half-brother John.
Access options available:. Austen studies were dramatically reoriented in the years following i. The actual analogy, for which Austen herself is responsible, is that of an artist painting on ivory. This self-characterization emerges in a letter to her young nephew in which she makes a joke about having taken some missing chapters of his writing. Tanner himself mentions the ivory with some degree of ambivalence in his collection of essays on Austen. He accepts the ivory, but insists on its potentially infinite capacity to receive inscription Jane Austen [; rpt. NY: Palgrave, ], 1.
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