London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1886. [Literary Classic] 'New' Edition, Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[iv]; 332; , advertisements. Engraved frontispiece illustration by Pickering. Publisher's mid-green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind-stamped border to covers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Contents generally clean with a couple of vintage tape strips applied at gutter margin, tidemark to edges of frontispiece, owner name 'Alice Reid' to flyleaf, cloth lightly shelfworn else fine. Originally titled "Elinor and Marianne", "Sense and Sensibility" was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, in 1811, under the pseudonym "A Lady". The contrasting personalities of two sisters are the centre of the story, supported by a wealth of satirically portrayed minor characters. The title has been adapted for film and television a number of times, most notably in Ang Lee's 1995 Academy Award winning version, starring Emma Thompson (who wrote the screenplay), with stellar support form Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Hugh Laurie. Item #54228
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