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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor (age 19) and Marianne (age 16 1/2) as they come of age. They have an older, stingy half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, 13.

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How much was Miss Grey's fortune? 25,000 pounds. Quite a lot when the book was published in 1811.

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“... and because they were fond of reading, she fancied them satirical: perhaps without exactly knowing what it was to be satirical; but that did not signify. It was censure in common use, and easily given.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“The longer they were together the more doubtful seemed the nature of his regard, and sometimes for a few painful minutes she believed it to be no more than friendship” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate. She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“When so many hours have been spent convincing myself I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“She was stronger alone; and her own good sense so well supported her, that her firmness was as unshaken, her appearance of cheerfulness as invariable, as, with regrets so poignant and so fresh, it was possible for them to be.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“Novels, since the birth of the genre, have been full of rejected, seduced, and abandoned maidens, whose proper fate is to die...” ― Margaret Drabble, Sense and Sensibility

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“Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise.--Marianne Dashwood” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge." -Elinor Dashwood” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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