Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
From the back cover –
Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor’s reason nor Marianne’s passion can lead them to perfect happiness – Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal, and Elinor becomes attached to a man who’s already engaged.
Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
My thoughts –
Ok, so I’m sorry to everyone I’m about to offend: I will never read another Jane Austen book. I am just not an Austen type of girl. I get so impatient with all the fussing and “he loves me, he loves me not”, and I know we’re talking about the 1800’s here, but it’s so infuriating to read about marriage being the end all be all to life. I just can’t do it. I have tried to like her, I have now read three of her books, but when you don’t enjoy something, it’s dumb to keep going back. I’m done, I’m throwing in the towel, and it’s not because these are bad books by any means, they are just not books that I can enjoy. Sorry to all you Austen lovers. 😦
Rating: 5/10 (this is neutral because while I know this is not a bad book, I simply did not like it.)