2015/08/20

Book Review:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Title: Sense and Sensibility
Author: Jane Austen
Published: 1811
Language: English
Pages: 464
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
Elinor is a careful and sensible girl where her sister Marianne is hasty and thoughtless. After their father died, they find themselves turned out of their home, and must find a new life and manoeuvre their way through unsuitable men and schemes of rivalry.


Review:
This is the very first time I've read this book, and being unaware as to the story, I found this delightfully enjoyable.

The story took me a little while to get into; it took me the first third of the book to really get invested in the characters, but after that it was great. I especially found the female characters to be fascinating, though I must admit, I didn't find all the male characters to be all that interesting.

I also really enjoy the setting and reading about the time period is always wonderful. Austen paints a vivid picture and I especially like how she captures family relations in this novel.

Though I haven't read all of Austens novels, this is one of the best ones by her that I've read.

I would definitely recommend this book if you like classical romance.


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4 comments

  1. O, glad you enjoyed it! It took me a while to get into as well, but so far I haven't read an Austen novel that I didn't enjoy. I've read five so far and bought Mansfield Park the other day (in the same Vintage Classic edition - they're soooo beautiful!) so I'm hoping it will also turn out to be a 4 or 5 star rating book as the others!

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    1. Ah, awesome! Need to read Mansfield Park as well, but can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! :)

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  2. I also found this one to be quite enjoyable, but I have to say, Emma and Pride & Prejudice are still my favorites by far! The edition you have is gorgeous though,

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    1. I totally understand that! Pride & Prejudice is definitely my favorite of all her books! :)

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