Two sisters of opposing temperament but who share the pangs of tragic love provide the subjects for Sense and Sensibility . Elinor,practical and conventionalthe epitome of sensedesires a man who is promised to another woman. Marianneemotional and sentimentalthe epitome of sensibilityloses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. A powerful drama of family life and growing upthe novel is at once a subtle comedy of manners and a striking critique of early nineteenth-century society. Gorgeously illustrated by the celebrated Hugh Thomsonthis Macmillan Collector’s Library edition also includes an afterword by author and critic Henry Hitchings.
Sense and Sensibility
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