Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Reflection: Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first novel, and I must say has a much more tragic element to the romance than her later work. This is not my favorite Austen novel.  I find the constant heart-break of the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, to be depressing and slightly tedious. What I found interesting about this novel, however, is the comparison between the two sisters. The brilliance of Austen titling the book Sense and Sensibility and leaving it to the reader to judge and determine who and what this is, is ingenious.  It is definitely worth the read, especially if you are an Austen fan—but my heart belongs to Pride and Prejudice…

Up Next: A Tale of Two Cities

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