Sense and sensibility original book cover
Publication of Sense and Sensibility ‘By A Lady’ | History TodayThe rising, literate middle class, were using some of their new disposable income to buy books at railway stations. Thus, this publisher felt that Lydia Bennet flirting with soldiers in Brighton was a representative illustration of Pride and Prejudice! The cover here is simple and pretty, with hand-drawn lettering, an illustration of a Regency lady and gentleman, and decorative scrollwork. Her bow tie and nipped-waist jacket have nothing in common with Regency fashion; like many mid-century covers, the illustrators evoked more of the contemporary period than the historical one. The cover of this paperback works fine as a generic Regency-era illustration, but not so well when applied to Northanger Abbey.
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Publication of Sense and Sensibility ‘By A Lady’
Elinor Dashwood is affectionate and good-natured--but above all, prudent. She takes pride in her ability to conceal her emotions from others. Her younger sister, Marianne, on the other hand, is everything Elinor is not: impulsive, romantic, and carefree. It's hard to imagine two sisters who could be more different. But twists of fate will unite Elinor and Marianne in a tangled web of deception that could ruin each of them. Both have decided to marry.
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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen , published in It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. They have an older half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park. Because Norland is passed down to John, the product of Mr. Dashwood's first marriage, and his young son, the four Dashwood women need to look for a new home. They have the opportunity to rent a modest home, Barton Cottage, on the property of a distant relative, Sir John Middleton.