Sense and Sensibility (Vintage Classics)
PUBLICATION JULY 2014
This title comes with an introduction by Francesca Segal. The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. "Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire". (J. K. Rowling). Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father's death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are thwart with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.
Part of the Vintage Classics Austen Series: all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed by writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by our finest contemporary writers
"Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire" -- J.K. Rowling "Jane Austen is my favourite author" -- E.M. Forster "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete" -- Elizabeth Bowen "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste" -- Virginia Woolf "I am a great admirer of Jane Austen" -- Alexander McCall Smith
Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma(1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818. Francesca Segal is a journalist and writer. Her debut novel, The Innocents, was awarded the 2012 Costa First Novel Award among many other prizes. Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. http://leanneshapton.com/