Sense and Sensibility is probably my least favorite Jane Austen novel, and I’ve read them all. It never captured me like Pride & Prejudice’s Darcy & Elizabeth’s love story or even the impetuous Emma’s mistaken matchmaking. But with Bethany House’s new Insight Edition, Sense and Sensibility’s long-lasting effect on culture finally, well, made Sense to me. I enjoyed it this time around, and this will certainly not be my last time to read this beloved classic.
This new edition doesn’t mess with the original text of S&S – at all! Quite the opposite – it enhances the reader’s experience.
The Editors point out little quirks and interesting facts found within the text, which had those notes not been there I would have missed it entirely!
Other footnotes are witty, knowledgeable and even have some fun tidbits about the movie variations.
I definitely enjoyed Sense and sensibility more the second time around thanks much in part to this insight edition! There are limitless editions of Sense and Sensibility available, but this one is by FAR my favorite.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing this book for me to review!
I definitely enjoyed Sense and sensibility more the second time around thanks much in part to this insight edition!
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I am going to do this monthly just like the Music of the Month post below. These aren’t going to be all i’ve read this month these are just my favorite noteworthy books 🙂
I want some feedback too. Let me know what you’ve been reading, or if you’ve read any that i have.
Jim Palmer Divine Nobodies I really love the concept of this book. I like that he tells the stories of the ordinary people that came into his life and touched it.
Debra White Smith What Jane Austen Taught Me About Love & Romance. I have read this book a couple times now. I love the “Dear Jane” note at the end!
Rebecca St. James Pure. I actually just started this one but i’m really excited about it. It’s a great book by a great artist.
Jane Austen. Yep shocking! I’ve been listening to her books read aloud when cleaning my room and whatnot. Then also re-reading my nonfiction books on her works and Life.
Francine Rivers Mark of the Lion. I heard a lot of great things about this series and decided to give it a go. Wow! Great historical fiction. I would totally recommend anyone to read them.
Francine Rivers Redeeming Love. This has been on my to read list for a while. I just needed to make sure i was ready to handle what was inside the pages. Honestly I will need to read it several more times to get the full picture. But it is a great book about Redeeming Love
Marlo Schalesky Beyond the Night. I was a hesitant to read this book. I thought it would be just another average fiction novel. Oh it’s so good! I really, really loved the whole suspense of it all.
Sharon Hinck The Restorer and The Restorer’s Son Great books that keep me interested. I like the slight allegorical themes in both books. Can’t wait for the library to get the third!
William Young The Shack I have been reading this for the second time with Kate’s Book Cove (http://bookcove.wordpress.com/) I really like some of the imagery in this book. I don’t have same issues some have with the way the the trinity is portrayed. I think the point that William Young is trying to make is that we cannot put God in our own little box and make Him who we want.
Let me know what you’ve read this month too!
I love Jane austen movies!
they’re so much fun to experience with other people. Although not nearly exciting as actually reading the book, they are a good substitute. 🙂
I just finished watching Persuasion (1996) with my Mom & sister. i love when everything turns out maybe not “happy” but as it should be.