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Love Jane Austen.. nothing more nothing less....
when Elenor find out that Edward did not get married..
alittle to raspy...
I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan. I have thoroughly loved every one of her books up to this point. I was saving S&S for just the right time and was looking forward to it. Ahhh.... what a disappointment. I can tell it was her first novel. The characters were very one dimensional and the plot way too straightforward. I felt she was writing a story about who she thought she should be: Elinor, who suppresses any emotion to the point of being bland. The good men were boring and any fun was looked at as if it were amoral and low class. I'm happy that in later books her characters have more depth and her view on propriety is a little more broad. She got her stuffiness out of the way with this one and moved on to a better storytelling style in subsequent novels. If you are a true Austen fan, you have to read it since it's her first but lower your expectations. This one comes off as snobby and judgmental.
The narrator's voice is OK; obviously a smoker with very little change in voice for each charter. I'm fairly certain the voice she uses for Marianne changes throughout the book.
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