#readorama Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen

Paperback, Penguin Popular Classics, 374 pages
Published March 31st 1994 by Penguin Books (first published 1811)
synopsis via Goodreads: Unfairly deprived of their family inheritance by the grasping Mrs John Dashwood and her husband, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood and their mother find themselves in greatly reduced circumstances.

Compelled to leave Norland in Sussex for Barton Cottage in Devonshire, the two sisters are soon accepted into their new society. Marianne, whose sweet radiance and open nature charm the roguish John Willoughby, is soon deeply in love. Elinor, whose disposition is more cautious and considered, who carefully conceals her emotions, is suffering the loss of Edward Ferrars whom she has left behind.

Despite their very different personalities, both sisters experience great sorrows in their affairs of the heart: Marianne demonstrably wretched and Elinor allowing no one to see her private heartache. It is, however, the qualities common to them both – discernment, constancy and integrity in the face of the fecklessness of others – that allow them entry into a new life of peace and contentment.

thoughts: since the beginning of the readathon where we are supposed to read each month a Jane Austen book, this month was sense and sensibility and I have to confess that I cried happy tears at the end of this. I was pleasantly surprised. the plot was light and very default, since its one of Jane Austen’s books I feel like this is like AC/DC. you heard one song you heard them all, Jane Austen is the author like that for me. every single book has this bad guy looking good buy and good guy looking vicious malicious bad guy. That is my only problem with the book , but other than that I enjoyed it and so far its in my top 3 books from her.
I gave it 4/5 stars.

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