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The Dashwood sisters are very different from each other in appearance and temperament; Elinor's good sense contrasts with Marianne's warm but excessive sensibility. Both struggle to maintain their integrity and find happiness in the face of a competitive marriage market in Jane Austen's first published novel.
Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness—as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged.
Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
Author Jane Austen
Narrated by Wanda McCaddon
Publication date May 12, 2008
Running time 12 hrs