You are here

Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)

Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Ros Ballaster (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Claire Lamont (Preface by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
Special Order (email to check availability)


Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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.

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is also the author of Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Ros Ballaster is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Mansfield College, Oxford. Tony Tanner was a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Praise For…

"As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
—Eudora Welty

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141040370
ISBN-10: 0141040378
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 27th, 2009
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics