|描述：||xxxix, 367 pages ; 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 51.|
|责任：||Jane Austen ; with an introduction by Peter Conrad.|
With Mr. Dashwood's death, his wife and two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, must accustom themselves to genteel poverty. When Marianne meets the man of her dreams, everyone expects a marriage; unaccountably, he rejects her, with devastating effect. It falls to Elinor, the sensible elder sister, to pick up the pieces, while harboring a secret longing of her own. In Sense and Sensibility, the warmth between two very different sisters contrasts with Austen's deliciously precise observation of vanity, selfishness and snobbery.