The Annotated Sense and Sensibility

The Annotated Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Language: English

Pages: 784

ISBN: 0307390764

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of historical context
-Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary comments and analysis
-Multiple maps of England and London
-An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events
-More than 100 informative illustrations
 
Filled with fascinating information about everything from the rules of inheritance that could leave a wealthy man’s daughters almost penniless to the fashionable cult of sensibility that Austen so brilliantly satirizes, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Sense and Sensibility is an entertaining and edifying delight.

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settled—“for they are quite resolved upon going home from the Palmers;—and how forlorn we shall be, when I come back!—Lord! we shall sit and gape at one another as dull16 as two cats.” Perhaps Mrs. Jennings was in hopes, by this vigorous sketch of their future ennui, to provoke him to make that offer, which might give himself an escape from it;—and if so, she had soon afterwards good reason to think her object gained; for, on Elinor’s moving to the window to take more expeditiously the

eastern Devonshire, approximately fifteen miles east by northeast from Exeter. This means it is on the route to London. Barton is “within four miles northward of Exeter” (this page): his going directly to Honiton, rather than first to Exeter, suggests Barton may be northeast of Exeter. 18. Traveling post is the means that all characters in Jane Austen use to travel long distances. By this time an elaborate network had been established in England along all the main roads, with places

party: gathering. 34. No new idea was uttered, nor anything novel in the choice of words or phrasing. 35. Lucy would be too devoted to entertaining and indulging the children to concentrate on anything else. 36. Tea would take place an hour or two after dinner. The tea things would include an urn or pot with boiling water, the tea itself, sugar, milk or cream and a creamer to serve it, utensils, cups, saucers, and plates. There would also be snack items for eating, such as breads and cakes;

triumph. 8. Since Elinor is staying in this house she, unlike Lucy, must function as hostess. She also may have “more to do” because she must hide her knowledge of the engagement from Edward. 9. easy: unembarrassed; free from awkwardness or stiffness. 10. The achievement of composure is not a simple or quick task. But her persistence does allow her eventually to manage it. 11. As a man he is naturally less subject to embarrassment, but the specifics of this case cause him to suffer more from

such an extasy of more than hope,6 she felt as if, till that instant, she had never suffered. The cruelty of Mrs. Jennings no language, within her reach in her moments of happiest eloquence, could have expressed;7 and now she could reproach her only by the tears which streamed from her eyes with passionate violence—a reproach, however, so entirely lost on its object, that after many expressions of pity, she withdrew, still referring her to the letter for comfort. But the letter, when she was

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