#7 Sense and sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
By Jane Austen
Published: 30th October 1811
Genre: Fiction, Historical fiction, literature, classics, classic literature, 19th century, European literature, British literature
My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.06/5
The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
This was a book that took me a while to read. It happened because it is an old English, which I am not used to, so I needed a bit more time to understand the whole plot. I read this book a while ago so maybe this won't be the best review I have done so far.
1. Marianne Dashwood
Marianne is the main character. She lives with her family and at a certain point, she falls in love with John Willoughby, which, according to his sister is not suitable for her.
This book's story is a critic to the English society of the 18h century. The life, the culture, the marriages... all described in this book and with a social criticism in it.
Where the action takes place
18th century, England.
How is it written
This book was written between 1795 and 1799 so the English can be a bit tough.
The plot and the descriptions. We actually can travel to the 18th century and relive the lives of the characters.
Long book as any other classic. Tough language.
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This book alongside with the Pride and Prejudice movie, made me fall in love with Jane Austen. Despite I didn't read any other book of hers I am interested in reading a bit more of her work. Also, this is an amazing critic of the society at that time so I would recommend the reading of at least one of her books!