“ What can happen when a father leaves all his money for his first wife’s son but leaves almost nothing for his second wife and her 3 daughters?
Sense and Sensibility is a book by Jane Austen. It’s a story about a man who has recently died named Henry Dashwood. He leaves all his money for his first wife’s son, John Dashwood but leaves very little for his second wife, Mrs. Dashwood and her 3 daughters (Elinor, Marianne, Margaret).Elinor being the oldest is very sad to leave her home and tries her best to act strong. The family has faced many problems such as leaving there home which has caused not having a permanent home and not having much money. What other problems are they going to face?
This book is recommended for people at the ages 12-16. This will be a good book for people at age 12-16 because they probably can understand the book better than younger people. This book is also recommended for people who enjoy reading classic novels. They will really enjoy this book.
Reviewed by: Vanshikha.S
“I can't get into this book and I have some vague ideas about my disinterest, but I really wish I could pinpoint why. I loved Jane Eyre and this seems to be a novel that shares some similarities, but it didn't stick with me. Maybe it was the lack of first person narration that made things seem really detached, I'm really not sure though.”Alexia W wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a book club pick and my first Jane Austen novel. I loved reading the era the book was placed, but glad I didn't live in it. So much idle chit chat might make me insane! The movie on BBC was really good as well.”lara wrote this review Thursday, December 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was a very enjoyable book, in the similar style as Austen's Pride and Prejudice. But while a lot happened in the book, the chapters went by slowly, and I found that at points the material was somewhat dry. If it weren't for that I'd give it four stars, because Austen's style of writing is always as enjoyable as reading it from her most famous book.”Cristina wrote this review Saturday, November 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sense and Sensibility is the 3rd book I read of Jane Austen. Although Pride & Prejudice is by far my most favorite I really enjoyed this book.
The book is about 2 young sisters who both fell in love with a man and are misled by the returning affections of these men. It is not all about that it is also about society and about rich people who marry not for love but only for money. It is great to read about this, especially when both sisters are staying in London. It is so full of critism.
As all Austen books I have read I really enjoyed the description of the country in Devonshire. I think Jane Austen prefer the countryside, because of London hardly anything is written about it.
While reading the book it was easy to predict how it will end. All the time I had the feeling that sisters and their lover were predestined for each other. But during the curcumstances it was sometimes hard to believe in such an ending. This is one of greatest powers of the book.”
“Much better than Emma. It was really funny and I loved the sisters. All of the characters were much more likeable and I really liked this book.”&&Diana Lynn&& wrote this review Saturday, November 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Her books are great to read, love and cry. Great prose even for guys.”Edge Z wrote this review Saturday, November 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“jane austen is amazing...period”shelly wells wrote this review Wednesday, October 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Typical book from the era. Excellent writing, but really not too much to get real excited about in terms of the storyline.”Dave M wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I gave Sense and Sensibility a chance after enjoying Pride and Prejudice more than I expected to. But I found this Austen novel underwhelming. It was slow-moving, and the characters were wholly uninteresting. I honestly didn't give a crap whether they ended up happily married or not. This is officially my last foray into the realm of "chick books".”Tom Schutzer wrote this review Sunday, October 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No