Book Review: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
‘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!’
One word to describe this book: BEAUTIFUL.
What more can I say about this book except for love and praise for dearest Jane Austen as a wonderful author of the best love stories. In my case, I’ve always enjoyed her books and never cease to forget every story she has ever written. This is the 3rd to the last book of my Jane Austen marathon and I will continue it with a mix of other classic novels.
This book has captivated hearts of so many people specifically, women; and I guess not in my age really, I’m just 17 and not all people really do enjoy reading classic novels because of the unfamiliar words and strange way or writing. Too precise? I think not. I must say I enjoy reading classic novels than reading other books that only has a very moderate level of vocabulary. It’s nice to encounter new words in every page.
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.
You’ll love this book! There’s a dash of comedy too!
5 of 5 stars. ♥
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