Sense and Sensibility

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    Jane Austen

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    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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If you have strong feelings, is it better to express them, eagerly and passionately, to the whole world? Is it wise? And if you always show the world a calm face and a quiet voice, does this mean there is no passion, no fire in your heart? When the Dashwood sisters have to move to Devon with their widowed mother, they are sad to leave the family home, now owned by their wealthy half-brother. The girls are quite poor, but they still have several admirers. There are shy Edward Ferraras, the romantic and handsome Mr Willoughby, and the sad and silent Colonel Brandon. But the course of true love does not run smoothly at first. Hopes of marriage disappear, guilty secrets come to light, hearts are broken. But which sister feels it more? Calm and sensible Elinor, smiling bravely and saying not a word—or romantic Marianne, sobbing wildly and passionately all night long...


Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811 anonymously. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, both of age to marry.

The novel follows the young women to their new home with their widowed mother, a meagre cottage on the property of a distant relative, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The novel is set in southwest England, London and Sussex between 1792 and 1797.


Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She published two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuation, and began Sanditon, but died before its completion.


For very many years there had been Dashwoods living in Sussex, in the south of England. The family owned a large area of land aroud their country house, Norland Park. Recently the head of the family, an unmarried man of great age, had invited into his home his nephew, who was expected to inherit the house and land, with his wife and children. The nephew, Mr Henry Dashwood, and his wife behaved kindly and thoughtfully towards the old gentleman, not from interest in his fortune, but from goodness of heart, so that he was able to spend his last years comfortably with these pleasant and cheerful companions.

  • 版权页
  • 内容简介
  • 1 The Dashwood family
  • 1.达什伍德一家
  • 2 A new home
  • 2.新家
  • 3 A handsome stranger
  • 3.英俊的陌生人
  • 4 Departures and arrivals
  • 4.去与来
  • 5 Lucy Steele's secret
  • 5.露西·斯蒂尔的秘密
  • 6 Elinor and Marianne in London
  • 6.埃莉诺和玛丽安娜在伦敦
  • 7 The truth about Willoughby
  • 7.关于威洛比的真相
  • 8 Edward's engagement
  • 8.爱德华订婚
  • 9 Marianne's illness
  • 9.玛丽安娜的病
  • 10 Return to Barton
  • 10.返回巴顿
  • ACTIVITIES Before Reading
  • ACTIVITIES While Reading
  • ACTIVITIES After Reading