Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility
Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility Abbildung: Sense and Sensibility

Introduced by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Philip Bannister, bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Philip Bannister, set in Baskerville, frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations, slipcase blocked on front, 344 pages..

Preis für Mitglieder 51,00 €

lieferbar in Kürze

Artikelnummer:
189607

Erschienen:
2016

Inhalt

When Elinor and Marianne Dashwood’s father dies, the sisters are left – thanks to the manipulation of their spiteful sister-in-law – without a home or prospects, unless they find themselves a suitable match. Calm, prudent Elinor’s relationship with the eligible but depressive Edward Ferrars proves complicated, while impetuous, romantic Marianne finds herself torn between glamorous but unreliable Willoughby and the patient war hero Colonel Brandon. At its heart, Austen’s extraordinary first novel is a portrait of the relationship between two loving but very different sisters: the battle between heart and head, Elinor and Marianne, sense and sensibility, is one of the best-loved in English literature. It brims with Austen’s characteristic wry humour, her sharp eye for the nuances of class and conversation, and her sympathy for the plight of unmarried women at a time when marriage and money were the only guarantees of a respectable future.


Austen began 
Sense and Sensibility when she was barely 20. It was published 16 years later, in 1811, at her own expense; the only clue to the novel’s authorship was the inscription ‘By a lady’. In her introduction to this edition, the best-selling Italian author Elena Ferrante – a notoriously private figure whose true identity remains unknown – suggests that Austen’s anonymity only makes her work more intriguing. Whoever Austen was, writes Ferrante, she was ‘an extremely cultured, extremely perceptive lady who was well acquainted with the ways of the landed gentry, who knew the rituals of the London bourgeoisie, who was aware of how unstable the world is – of how everything changes in spite of sense and in the tumult of sensibility’.

This Folio edition is bound in gold cloth with a blocked slipcase to match the Folio editions of Pride and Prejudice and Emma. The illustrations are by Philip Bannister, whose work for Folio includes Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier.

Kommentare und Bewertungen
Jetzt bewerten

Empfehlen Sie dieses Produkt weiter