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Sense and Sensibility

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Book details for Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility was written by Jane Austen. The book was published in 2003 by Penguin Classics. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Jane Austen also wrote Pride and Prejudice (1996), Pride and Prejudice (1996), Mansfield Park (2003), Emma (2006), Persuasion (2006) and Emma (2006).

 

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New chronology and further reading; Tony Tanner's original introduction reinstated Edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster.
New chronology and further reading; Tony Tanner's original introduction reinstated

Edited with an introduction by Ros Ballaster.

Movie details for Sense and Sensibility

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Ang Lee, who also directed The Ice Storm (1997), Ride With the Devil (1999) and Brokeback Mountain (2005). Sense and Sensibility was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Emilie François, Elizabeth Spriggs, Robert Hardy, Ian Brimble, Isabelle Amyes, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Alexander John, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Laurie, Allan Mitchell and Josephine Gradwell.

 

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Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with this marvelous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as one of the Dashwood sisters--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise ... Read More
Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with this marvelous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as one of the Dashwood sisters--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister. Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, who brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar, and 1995 was a fine year for Jane Austen all around: Persuasion was made into an excellent picture, and Emma became the spritzy high school comedy Clueless. --Robert Horton