Sense and Sensibility

448 pages

English language

Published Feb. 1, 2015 by Scholastic.

ISBN:
9781407162454

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Things were once different. Language wasn't to communicate but to allow social interactions to proceed smoothly. It was often to conceal the reality of how one felt in favor of how one was supposed to feel. People often talked about nothing, just to pass the time or get along.

This meant that one had to have sufficient sensibility to know how people really felt and even then, it could be difficult to know. Often, this sensibility left one vulnerable to the feelings and schemes of others.

Travel took a long time. There were no phones. Music had to be performed live. Relationships were different too. Sex was something married people did. Engagements were a serious thing. There was no online dating.

Class and wealth were important because there weren't corporations or venture capitalists or Kickstarter. Whole lives could be made or broken because of incomes and inheritances real estate and …

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Subjects

  • Children's fiction
  • England, fiction