Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

These delightful and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When Marianne Dashwood falls in love with the handsome but unsuitable John Willoughby, she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behavior makes her vulnerable to rumors and innuendo because she wears her emotions on her sleeve. In the meantime, Elinor, who has always been sensitive to social conventions, is having difficulty concealing her romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. The sisters learn that in order to find personal happiness in a society in which status and money govern the rules of love, they need to find a balance between common sense and sensibility through their shared experiences of falling in love and fearing that they will lose it.