Sunday, November 8, 2009

November Reading 1/2

Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen

Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and daughters with little and his Son Norland. While the Dashwood woman are in the process of finding a new home, John Dashwood and his wife Fanny move into Norland. This is where Elinor meets Edward, who she falls in love with. The Dashwood woman move to Barton, where they are close to Mrs.Dashwoods intrusive cousins. Colonel Brandon loves Marianne, Marriageable thinks he is to old to be in love, among other things. Marianne falls in love with Willoughby and acts without thinking while Elinor silently pines for Edward. Theres drama everywhere, Edward is secretly Engaged to someone else, Willoughby leaves and the girls go to London, where there is even more Drama. Marianne gets worked up and sick. Everyone ends up with the right person. pretty much typical Austen

Earlier this year I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time and was really looking forward to reading more Austen. Sense and Sensibility did not live up to the high standers I had set for it, but It was a good read. The slow start describing the family situation ruins the race of the story and makes it very had to get into. I had a problem with Marianne as a character, but I can see how she could be endearing to some. In short this was a classic worth reading.


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