7th September 2018


What time period is Sense and Sensibility?

"Sense and Sensibility" is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797.

Beside this, why is it called Sense and Sensibility?

In Regency England, sensibility had a different meaning than it does today. It meant a tendency to be overly emotional and/or romantic, or even to be overly influenced by the inputs from your senses rather than by reason (most likely the origin of the meaning). So Elinor had sense and Marianne exhibited sensibility.

When was the novel Sense and Sensibility written?

In 1811, Sense and Sensibility became the first published novel of the English author Jane Austen (1775-1817). The first version of the novel was probably written in 1795 as an epistolary novel (novel in letters) entitled "Elinor and Marianne."
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