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Sense and Sensibility is a book by Jane Austen It is set partly in London partly in its surroundings in Southern England in the 19th century The main characters are Elinor and Marianne Dashwood two beautiful sisters who are forced to leave their home Norland when their father dies and leaves the house to his eldest son Elinor and Mariannes brother John Of the two Marianne represents the sensibility and Elinor is the sense Being older Elinor often is the one who thinks with logic and doesnt show her feelings much Marianne is very passionate in joy and in sorrow and isnt afraid to show it Elinor is a talented painter and Marianne sings and plays the piano beautifully where you can see the influence of society When they move from Norland Elinor is forced to part with her love Edward Ferrars Marianne convinced that she will never find a man satisfying her demands hurts her ankle when they are taking a walk with Elinor and is saved by a man called Willoughby They fall in love and spend every day together Elinor wonders why Edward wont pay them a visit when Willoughby is suddenly called back to London His unexpected departure leaves Marianne very upset she wont eat or sleep for many days At the same time Mr And Mrs Palmer distant relatives of the Dashwoods who gave them their cottage to live in invite their relatives to stay Amongst these are the Steele sisters Lucy and Anne Lucy reveals to Elinor that she and Edward Ferrars are in love and have been engaged for four years The only obstacle is that Lucy has no money and Edwards family wants him to marry a wealthy girl Elinor vows to keep this a secret and never says anything about her feelings towards Edward After their stay the elderly Mrs Jennings asks Elinor and Marianne to keep her company on the trip
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