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|Number of Pages||291 Pages|
The more I know of the world, the more i am convinced that i shall never see a man whom i can really love. I require so much! Sense and sensibility (1811) was the first novel by Jane Austen, anonymously published as a novel ‘by a lady’. it garnered positive reviews and turned out to be a success for the author. The novel is an insightful study of the social customs of early nineteenth century, the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, are embodiments of sense and sensibility, respectively. A parallel is drawn between their experiences of love—while the Elder sister, Elinor, is prudent and stoic as she deals with heartache, Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve and falls in love with the dubious Willoughby. Over time, however, Marianne realises that for true love to exist, sentimentality and rationality must co-exist. Sense and sensibility has been adapted on various platforms—film, television and stage. It remains one of Austen’s most cherished works.