I decided to do Throwback Thursday but blog style. I am going to select a book I have read before and see if I would still read it. So, here goes nothing!!
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I am going back to a classic:
Author: Jane Austen
Date of publication: October 30th, 1811
Genre: General Fiction, Romance
Where you can find Sense and Sensibility: Amazon. You can get it on the Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, and Audiobook
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
‘The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!’
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.
This edition includes explanatory notes, textual variants between the first and second editions, and Tony Tanner’s introduction to the original Penguin Classic edition.
Did I like this book: Yes. I had to read it for either sophomore or junior English class. My interest was sparked.
Did I like the author: Yes
Age I first read the book: mid-teens, I was in high school.
Age now: early 40’s
Would I read the book now: Maybe. I know that it’s a classic but I don’t have the time to dedicate to reading it.
How many stars would I give it:
Teen me: 5 stars
Middle age me: 5 stars