Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is the well-known and much-loved tale of the Dashwood sisters.
When impulsive Marianne falls in love with the unsuitable John Willoughby, her sister Elinor’s warnings fall on deaf ears. Elinor, deeply concerned with social conventions, is trying to hide her own romantic disappointment.
This Penguin Classics edition has an introduction from Ros Ballaster. It also includes explanatory notes, textual variants between first and second editions, and Tony Tanner’s introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.
Jane Austen (1775 –1817) is one of the most widely-read English novelists, renowned for her sharp wit, engaging heroines and minutely-observed social commentary. She died in Winchester, and is buried in the Cathedral.