July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays : Sense and Sensibility

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Teaser Tuesdays

Share 2 teaser sentences from your current read. Be careful not to include spoilers
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"Did you not think him sadly out of spirits?" repeated Lucy.
"We did indeed, particularly so when he first arrived."
Sense And Sensibility
From Amazon:
In her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen presents us with the subtle portraits of two contrasting but equally compelling heroines. For sensible Elinor Dashwood and her impetuous younger sister Marianne the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centered fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, while Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive.


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23 comments:

  1. Well, I hope he cheers up! :) I haven't read Sense and Sensibility yet and didn't know what the story's about till I read the synopsis. It's something I look forward to reading.

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  2. Great choice! I like this book quite a lot, and the film adaptations too. I should re-read it again soon. Nice teaser!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

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  3. I should really get around to reading this - I don't read nearly enough classics!
    Mine's here.

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  4. Her parking skills don't sound all that much worse than mine, actually!

    Thanks for the comment. :)

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  5. Great teaser :) Happy reading!

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  6. Sometimes I think I should read these. I feel like the only woman born in the 20th century that HASN'T read Jane Austen books. Not one. :) Nice teaser.

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  7. I have this sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read.

    Here's my teaser.

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  8. I should give this a reread soon. I'm an Austen fan.

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  9. I haven't read any of her books for years. Good teaser- really gives you an idea of how they used to speak. ! Hope you're enjoying the book.

    My TT is HERE

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  10. This is one of Austen's works I have not read. But I always feel I have, after seeing so many film and TV versions over the years. I believe if I did read it, it would be my favorite of her works! Wonderful teaser.

    TT: Live to Tell

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  11. I haven't read this one in a very long time...now I'm tempted to reread it!

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/teaser-tuesdays-15/

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  12. I always feel a bit guilty that I read so much and yet never have managed to read any Jane Austen.

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  13. I love, love, love this book! Great teaser!

    My teaser is here

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  14. Interesting teaser from yet another book that I have never read. My teaser is from Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill.

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  15. I love Sense and Sensibility! Such a great story :)

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  16. I really should read that one. I wonder why he was so sad!

    Here's mine: http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/

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  17. I really haven't read any Jane Austen books but I'm up to the challenge. What Jane Austen book must I first read?

    Here's my teaser: http://enyascloset.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday-joyfully-single.html

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  18. My second favorite Jane Austen story!! The cover is lovely.

    My teaser this week is from an ARC of Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.

    Happy reading :)
    ♥Isalys

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  19. Such a great choice in teaser and book!

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  20. I've never read Jane Austen, although I plan to do so. (Am thinking next year - too much already this year!) That teaser makes me want to go grab it now!
    My Tuesday is here

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday_13.html

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  21. Ahhh, a classic. It has been so long since I read this one, I should probably pick it up again. Great teaser!

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