Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Sense and Sensibility  - Jane Austen Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen was definelty a good read. OK.. till now I have read 4 books by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma including this one. But compared to all the three this stands last in my favorites. Reason being, in the other 3 books I found both male and female protagonist quite strong and enchanting equally in their own way, but that was not the case with this book.In Sense and sensibility, I found there was more importance given to the female characters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood which made the male characters unappealing. But considering the fact that Austen had actually named this one as “Elinor and Marianne” before changing the title to "Sense and sensibility” the importance is quite justifiable too.

My favorite character in this book was Elinor she was a very strong willed women. Neither she showed off her weakness to anyone nor her happiness and both are very difficult emotions to hide with indifference which she hid it pretty nicely without giving any sign to anyone around, which appealed to me the most. Where as her sister Marianne though she was sweet and caring towards her sister and outspoken too at times yet emotionally she seemed very hasty and weak. The difference between these two sisters is portrayed beautifully.

Actually the best part of Austen’s books are the characters’ that she creates and their characterization. To begin with, there will be a lot of them and they all will be specifically very different from each other in every sense. Its almost like meeting all your annoying, artificial (fake) and genuine relatives at once in just one book! And the ending of course, which till the very end seems to be very sad and melancholic but in turn, turns to be a "happy one"!!!!! Which I love the most in Austens' novels!!