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About the Writer

Portrait of Jane Austen (c. 1810). Watercolor and pencil. By Cassandra Austen (1773-1845).
1775 - 1817

Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.

About the Book

Originally published under the pseudonym "A Lady", Jane Austen's first published novel Sense and Sensibility follows sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they leave their comfortable home and begin a new life in a small cottage. Along with their mother and sister, the two sisters experience love and heartbreak as they find a place in their new reality.

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