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Sense and Sensibility

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Austen wrote the first draft of Elinor and Marianne (later retitled Sense and Sensibility) in epistolary form, when she was about 19 years old. While she had written a great deal of short fiction in her teens, Elinor and Marianne was her first full-length novel. The plot revolves around a contrast between Elinor's sense and Marianne's emotionalism; the two sisters may have been loosely based on the author and her beloved elder sister, Cassandra, with Austen casting Cassandra as the restrained and well-judging sister and herself as the emotional one. Austen clearly intended to vindicate Elinor's sense and self-restraint, and on the simplest level, the novel may be read as a parody of the full-blown romanticism and sensibility...
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ISBN
9781447806417
Published
December 11, 2012
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
1.57 MB

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