Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 2012-06-11
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 1,210 Ratings


Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797,[1] and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.


  • I don’t know

    By Anama8504
    I have read other Jane Austin books, and I have loved them, I like her writing style and the stories she portrays, but I got bored with this book and honestly I could not finish it.
  • Not as good as Pride & Prejudice

    By kindra rea
    Took me a while to get through because there were several boring parts... did not end how I expected it, so that was interesting, but still not as enchanting as P&P.
  • Sense and Sensibility

    By Ko_Toriii
    Had a sort of ehhh ending but I loved how different Elinor and Marianne were!!
  • Austen’s Best

    By KansasBookLover
    Exciting, interesting. But also very plausible and provides more insight into the character of the villains.
  • Sensible

    By lovinthisbook❤️📚
    This book really held my interest, and I became especially intrigued when I learned that Willoughby and Edward were double players. An excellent read.
  • Very Happy with the Ending!

    By BlackRose0924
    I’m so glad that they triumphed through so many hardships to get what they deserved. I observe Marianne as one who was too finicky to truly deserve anything, but I think through her elder sister’s experience and behaviour, how to act accordingly, and Elinor finally got to show some real sensitivity when speaking to her sister’s former suitor. This book brought upon me many feelings of poignancy but at the same time bliss for the happiness of the characters.
  • Complaining

    By Choices of one
    Most of the book was spent reading about all the complaints of the main characters. I listen to enough complaints in my life without having to read about it for most of the book.
  • The Dashwood Sisters Find Their Beaus

    By GADawn
    I did grasp the concept of keeping emotions in check (having good social sense) and behaving in a way in private so that futures could have a chance (sensibility). I enjoyed the book and the idea of romance and future life being a dominant feature of a young lady’s life. However, the characters of Willoughby and Robert were somewhat cloaked in mystery to me. Willoughby’s painful explanation to Elinor toward the end of the book of his poor treatment of her sister Marianne did not seem plausible. And certainly Robert rushing and marrying Lucy after his brother was ostracized from the family for being engaged to Lucy is unexplainable. But, those are the ways of love and marriage. It was good to see Elinor happily married to her Edward, and Marianne to Colonel Brandon.
  • Sense and sensibility

    By heey lady
    A good book, it keeps your interest
  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    By True Reads
    Very well written, and very similar to Sense and Sensibility.