Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen

Novel about two sisters who fall for men who are secretly betrothed to other women. English society at this time (early 1800s) is a society based on inherited status and inherited income. Unlike Americans, the English had no conception of rising through work or merit. Work in England was something done by servants and even lower classes. It was not an occupation for polite society. The novel draws out in detail the thoughts and emotions of the characters concerning their social lives.

Year Read: 2010


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