Sense and Sensibility: Book Opinion

Ok, are you a Jane Austen fan? I am ready to read more of her books to find out the reason for people loving them. I liked those Jane Austen books that I have read so far but not so deeply as to understand why they are cult favorites.

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I like her books for how they take us to an English era gone by and it feels good to read about the emotions of people, mannerisms, culture & everything else of a time so long ago but I sense that there’s something deep about her books that I am missing out on, something that I am not able to get. I feel so because I have come across people’s opinions where they say that they read her books at an earlier stage in life and found them just fine and later read them again to actually love them. As for myself, I like them enough but not in a wow-i-love-this-book way. I hope I make sense here. πŸ™‚

In Sense & Sensibility, the theme is the same like in most of her books – upper middle class of the late 18th/ early 19th century and young men and women looking for romance and love. I am not going to give spoilers, but will just touch upon the story a bit, if you don’t wish to know even that much, jump directly to the next paragraph from here.Β This story is about two sisters who are exact opposites of each other and both have different ways of leading life, however, both are sensitive people in their own way. It is a story of them falling in love, learning from their mistakes and maturing with every experience they have. I quite liked it but I was not enthralled by it.

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Overall, I liked this. In fact, I might want to read it again after few years. πŸ™‚ Read it if you love reading classics or sensitive, mature love stories. In my opinion, it is a must read for only a specific set of people who like this genre, not everyone will love it.

Hope this was helpful. πŸ™‚

 

PS: It is the 8th book that I read as part of theΒ Brunch Book ChallengeΒ and as I said, I’ll be logging my opinion about every book that I read as part of this challenge. In case you want to participate in this challenge too, read up about itΒ here.

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23 thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility: Book Opinion

  1. Few years back,I had just begun reading Pride and prejudice and couldn’t move past the first few pages. When the same happened with Great Expectations,I knew that classics aren’t for me. So,never bothered to give them another thought.
    I quite liked the gist of this one,but again,I don’t think I will read it.
    P.S : Loved the bookmark πŸ˜‰

    • I hear you. πŸ™‚ and regarding the bookmark, do you know what it actually is? πŸ˜€ Its a price tag from a shirt that I bought in an export surplus store. Such a “foran-looking” tag πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

  2. πŸ™‚
    Ah! πŸ˜€ Even I should start paying a little more attention at the price tags now πŸ˜› πŸ˜€
    It does look “foran” πŸ˜›

    • Waah! I just caught hold of Little Women in a books sale shop. πŸ˜› As soon as I realized that these books aren’t pirated (and still so cheap), I started picking them up like a crazy person! πŸ˜€

      Good to know that there are many people who don’t feel Classics all that much.

  3. Wow this is a blast from past.. We had this book in the curriculum for english literature.. and indeed is a great book .. although did not like it them.. probably because it was to do with studies πŸ™‚ but later i found it interesting πŸ™‚

  4. I don’t know, but she offers unadulterated and ever constant view of middle class family. If you draw parallel, you will find the similarity with our modern middle class. πŸ™‚

  5. Sensitive, mature love stories….hmmm…sounds cool to me…added to my list! πŸ™‚
    Her romanctic fiction work is always so good!

  6. Ah, people love Jane Austen because she wrote chick-lit in the 19th century. I bought Sense and Sensibility ages ago but haven’t gotten around to reading it. Read Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by her though, both nice books -nothing out of this world.

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    • Yeah, I have heard that Pride and Prejudice is really good, though I heard that about S&S too but then, S&S wasn’t bad at all. You put it perfectly actually – nice but nothing out of this world.

  7. Well…if you have read one, you have read them all…try Daphne Du Maurier( Hungry Hill/ Rebecca/ Jamaica Inn)…and then let us know how you liked them..

  8. Pingback: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome | Life of Srish

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