Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility

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Jane Austen's second completed novel and first to be published, Sense and Sensibility, was based on an earlier work, Elinor and Marianne, first drafted as a novel in letters in 1795 and now lost, but re-written as Sense and Sensibility in 1797-98 and then revised again in 1810. By the time Austen wrote the final version, she had settled with her mother and sister Casssandra at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire, which afforded her the peace and concentration for sustained work. In 1809 Austen had sold her first completed novel, Susan (to be published posthumously as Northanger Abbey in 1818), to a publisher, and was consequently beginning to entertain hopes of authorship. Although Susan

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Schneider, Ana-Karina. "Sense and Sensibility". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 January 2008
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