Today, I’m reviewing as part of my 50 Classics Challenge, ‘Sense & Sensibility’ by Jane Austen.
Blurb (from Amazon):
Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor’s reason nor Marianne’s passion can lead them to perfect happiness—as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who’s already engaged.
Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
Did I like it?
Yes and no. Yes for the language. It is just beautiful to read ‘Is it not’ instead of ‘isn’t it’. Reading something from someone who knew how to use words, how to paint a picture with words is just a pleasure.
What I didn’t like?
I’m not quite sure if Didn’t like is the perfect expression for it. But the constant money centred approach of several people is …revolting. John Dashwood for example His wife.
Would I recommend it?
Sure, if you haven’t read it, there’s a part of literary history missing in your life. 17 points out of 20