Reviewed: Sense and Sensibility

Sense and SensibilitySense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think is my favourite Austen title I have read to date. The language wasn’t as hard and he characters were likeable.

Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters whose situation changes drastically at the beginning of the book. As with most Austen it is about exploring their character flaws but overcoming them in the name of love.

Initially, I found Elinor a bit dull but as her narrative continued I found myself liking her the most. She was caring and sensible and tried her hardest to make Marianne see a bit more than what was directly in front of her. I liked that she could change her first impressions.

Generally, I struggle to read Austen for long periods but Sense and Sensibility pulled me in and I just wanted and needed to know how it ended and was there a happy ending for our lovely sisters.

This one will definitely go onto the bookshelf.

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5 comments

  1. Chantelle says:

    I’m glad you liked it. I love Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Northanger Abbey also seems quite good, but I haven’t had time to really get into it. I may just be a fan of Austen, in general, but Emma seems as though it would be super boring. At any rate, I remember being captivated by Sense and Sensibility. I probably read it in one shot (at most, it took me two days).

    • Kalliste says:

      Wow, 2 days! Gosh, Austen takes me an age ๐Ÿ˜€ I am getting better and deciphering the language though.

      Emma isn’t that bad, as mentioned in Emma;s (below lol) reply the worst part about Emma is Emma herself ๐Ÿ˜› I did enjoy Mr Knightley though.

  2. Emsz says:

    Personally, I’m not a fan of Sense and Sensibility. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, so I’m not sure why any more, but I much, much prefer Emma and Pride and Prejudice.
    (Though I might just like Emma the most because she’s my namesake :P)

    • Kalliste says:

      I enjoyed Emma but I didn’t like the character of Emma. She came across as very manipulative and selfish.
      I enjoyed the characters in Sense and Sensibility more, well Elinor anyway, at least she had some sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Amanda says:

    I’m a diehard P&P girl, but Persuasion comes second. Have you read that yet?

    If you like twists on a classic story as well, you might enjoy Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. It’s quite ridiculous, in the same line as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Austen purists probably hate it, but as someone who enjoys all forms of Austen-dom, I love it!

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