Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

This classic novel explores the lives of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, as they navigate love, heartbreak, and societal expectations in 18th-century England. The two sisters, one characterized by practicality and restraint (sense) and the other by emotional intensity and romanticism (sensibility), must negotiate their paths through a world where marriage often has more to do with wealth and social status than with love. The story is a sharp critique of the limitations placed on women in a rigidly patriarchal society.

The 539th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 655

Since this book was first published in 1811, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 655.0.

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