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A short story set in 1950s Dublin

Advantages: Unusual, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Expensive for a short story, a bit confusing

Something Special is a short story by the acclaimed novelist, Iris Murdoch (1919-1999). The story was published in an anthology in Japan in the 1950s and was rediscovered after the author’s death. It is the only short story that Iris Murdoch ever ...

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A classic with great ironic humour

Advantages: classic book, interesting insights into 19th century life, ironic humour, happy ending
Disadvantages: long-winded in places, old-fashioned language may be difficult for younger children

Sense and Sensibility is a classic novel set in the late 18th century, comparing and contrasting two sisters. Elinor and Marianne are devoted to each other, but have completely different temperaments. Elinor is quiet, well-behaved, and thoughtful, usual ...

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Review of Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

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Classic Novel

Advantages: Great writing style!!
Disadvantages: slow, doesn't seem to hit a high

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin tells the story of the Dashwood family, focusing mainly on the two elder sisters, Eleanor and Marianne. It follows the losses and triumphs in the game of love and is typical Austin style. She focuses on etiquette and ...

Sabrina_imogen 10.09.2000 · Read full review
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Typical Austen

Advantages: Humour; good story
Disadvantages: Formulaic

...Following the death of Mr Dashwood his family are obliged to leave their Sussex home and seek lesser accommodation in the West of England. The story tells mainly of the two elder Dashwood sisters- Marianne and Elinor. Whereas Elinor has good sense and ...

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inconsistent

Advantages: wonderful and emotive plot
Disadvantages: inconsistent to the point where you are enthralled one minute then bored the next

sense and sensibility is a very slow novel that takes a while to get into but i perservered knowing how enjoyable the film was and when i did get into the story around page 100 when events started to happen quickly i was enthralled with the characters and ...

red_doyle 19.02.2001 · Read full review
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