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Sense and Sensibility


Sense and Sensibility


Sense and Sensibility has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Jane Austen.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1811.

● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: By A Lady: A Cultural and Historical Perspective of Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Keegan Birdsong.

Sense and Sensibility is one of Jane Austen’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an enchanting work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways. It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of her major achievements.

JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817), one of the greatest English authors, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, and Sense and Sensibility, she is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic.


“Sense and Sensibility has always been the most popular of Jane Austen’s novels…with its good-humored wit, its two delightful heroines, and its splendid denouement.”

–    Sally Hirschorn

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