Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is just one of those classics that you feel as a good book nerd you need to have read. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get around to reading it but when it came up as an option for my AP Literature Term Paper Book, I knew I wanted to read it. And since I am reading it as my term paper book which means I have to annotate it while I read and write a paper about the author’s use of style when I finish it. This book is surprisingly good, I know Jane Austen is considered to be an amazing writer but usually I don’t love classics. I am also enjoying annotating it, as it is fun to look at the author’s different aspects of style. This book is about Elinor and Marianne Dashwood and it takes place in the early 1800’s. They are sisters who are each trying to find a husband, but using different strategies. Elinor is using sense and is trying to find a man who can support her economically and she agrees with, while Marianne is using sensibility and is trying to find someone who she loves passionately. This book actually had quite a few plot twists that I was not expecting. I also loved the social commentary that Jane Austen is making about how at the time women had to get married for status and wealth. I was always scared of reading classics like this because I thought that the language would be difficult to read. But it wasn’t hard to read, it just took a few pages to get with its flow. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend this novel.

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