Sense and Sensibility(Paperback Edition)
by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival.
This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.