Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility

From Joanna Trollope, one of the most insightful chroniclers of family life writing fiction today, comes a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s classic novel of love, money, and two very different sisters.

John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take care of his half sisters. But his wife, Fanny, has no desire to share their newly inherited estate. When she descends upon Norland Park, the three Dashwood girls—Elinor, Marianne,… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


This is an entertaining exercise, but one offering few insights. If Trollope had taken more liberties with Austen, it might have served them both better.

So my verdict is – as Mags Dashwood would say – "Totes Amazeballs".

The Austen Project is a breathtaking tribute to Jane Austen. Profit-driven 21st-century publishers have faith in her iconic name and immaculate plots. I can’t wait to read the other five “updates” while being reminded to reread, joyfully, the originals.


Book Details  


Publisher: Harper (October 29, 2013)

Language: English


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