Macmillan Students’ Novels are intended for those reading major classic novels for the first time and in particular students taking first examinations. Each volume contains the complete text, together with an introduction, a section of plates and explanatory notes. Information on the author is provided, together with background to the novel and detailed comments on the plot, the language used and the literary qualities of the work.
First published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has always been on of the most loved of Jane Austen’s novels. Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sisters, and each has to face disappointment and unhappiness because of desertion by the man she loves. Their contrasting reactions reflect the ’sense’ of one sister, and the ’sensibility’ of the other. This attractive and sensitive love story is enriched by the author’s gentle irony and her profound awareness of the subtleties of human relationship.