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Marianne Dashwood, who is mostly sensibility, delights in being impulsive and completely honest, come what may. Her sister, Elinor, who is mostly sense, knows that discretion and the occasional polite lie make life much easier. Their beliefs are tested by their romantic entanglements with John Willoughby and Edward Ferrars, as well as by their dealings with the conniving Lucy Steele, rapacious Fanny Dashwood (their sister-in-law), silly Mrs. Jennings, and steady Colonel Brandon.
Like all of Austen's novels, Sense and Sensibility concerns the trials of making a suitable marriage. And like the othres, it sparkles with wit and charm.
-Borders Classics 2004 edition