Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780140430479 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/19/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, April 19, 2019
I got this paperback from a local Salvation Army thrift shop for another release copy. [I have a keeper set of all of Austen's works in hardcover, and re-read them often.]

This is perhaps my second-favorite of Austen's works, after Persuasion, and running a close neck-and-neck with Pride and Prejudice. (I think it's the "Colonel Brandon" subplot that helped boost my interest in this one, especially regarding the briefly-mentioned reference to his duel with the infamous Willoughby {wry grin}.)

The many wonderful conversations, the excruciating torment of poor Eleanor by the sweetly-malevolent Lucy Steele, the variety of characters - including some who triumph over poor first impressions to prove they're made of better stuff than we thought... it all combines to tell a delightful story.

I enjoyed the 1995 film adaptation very much - this edition has a movie-tie-in cover - and have also enjoyed other adaptations. One of the mini-series versions even included that duel!

[There's a TV Tropes page on the novel and some of its adaptations.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Benson Park in Hudson, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (4/26/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Benson Park in Hudson, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library at Benson Park (which was bustling on this beautiful day); hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2019 Movie release challenge. ***

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