Sense and Sensibility: The Jane Austen Bicentenary Library
Annotated by Margaret C. Sullivan and Illustrated by Cassandra Chouinard
"...Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book." -
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of its publication, Girlebooks commissioned this new illustrated edition of Jane Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility. The story of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood--one sensible, the other all sensibility--has charmed readers for two centuries. First published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility chronicles two sisters' experiences through romance, misunderstandings, and heartbreak. Elinor Dashwood with her good sense and well-developed sense of justice forms a foil to her romantic, headstrong sister Marianne. Economics and social standing also play important parts in one of Austen's most endearing stories. This new edition brings the story to life with fresh, fun illustrations by Cassandra Chouinard and notes and annotations by Margaret C. Sullivan. Extras include a biography of Jane Austen, a bibliography, and fiction and films inspired by the novel.
What They're Saying About The Jane Austen Bicentenary Edition of Sense and Sensibility
"Characters come alive—not in a dated, Victorian tinted way, but with faces and expressions which display both sense and sensibility—along with charm, alarm and a variety of other emotions drawn from a book that seems at times to be 'nothing but a succession of busy nothings.' ... All versions arrive with beautiful formatting and charming illustrations, making them instant favorites—easy to read and lovely to behold." - Laura Boyle, The Jane Austen Centre at Bath Online Magazine
"Yes, there are a lot of 'free' editions of S&S out there to be had for digital readers. Don't be fooled by 'free' gentle readers. Not all eBooks are created equal. The expert formatting and craftsmanship exhibited by this Girlebook edition is well worth the value." - Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose