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Sense and Sensibility (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198793359

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¥913
Author: 
Jane Austen; John Mullan
Pages
384 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
May 2019
Series
Oxford World's Classics Hardbacks
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  • One of Austen's five major novels in a new, updated edition
  • Includes a new introduction from John Mullan celebrating Austen's experimental use of dialogue and style, and her use of comedy
  • Updated notes, chronology, and bibliography
  • Mullan's reading seeks to remind us what an exciting and unusual novel Sense and Sensibility was DL and is

    
'Pray, pray be composed,' cried Elinor, 'and do not betray what you feel to every body present. Perhaps he has not observed you yet.'
      
For Elinor Dashwood, sensible and sensitive, and her romantic, impetuous younger sister Marianne, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, whilst Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. 

Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive.

Index: 

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Jane Austen
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III
Textual Notes
Explanatory Notes

About the author: 

Jane Austen
Edited by John Mullan
 

John Mullan is Professor of English at University College London. He has previously edited editions of Daniel Defoe's Roxana (2008) and Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the Poets for Oxford World's Classics. He is the author of What Matters in Jane Austen? (Bloomsbury, 2012), Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature (Faber & Faber, 2008), and How Novels Work (OUP, 2006).

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