Sense and Sensibility was de eerste roman de Jane Austen (1775-1817) op eigen kosten liet drukken. Zij had de tekst tussen 1797 en 1811 tweemaal omgewerkt, van een briefroman tot een verhaal in de derde persoon. Net als in Waan en eigenwaan (Pride and Prejudice) en Emma gaat het in deze sociale komedie om de vraag wie met wie trouwt. Want trouwen moest je als achttiende-eeuws meisje: in testamente
Title
Verstand en gevoel
Author
Jane Austen
Translator
Elke Meiborg
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Sense and sensibility
Publisher
Antwerpen: Uitgeverij : Unieboek, 1982 | Other editions
414 p.
ISBN
9789000320080

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About Jane Austen

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. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of social commentary, realism and biting irony have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars.

The anonymously published Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815), brought modest success but little fame in her lifetime. She wrote two other novels—Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818—and began an…Read more on Wikipedia