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Questions about Jane Austen's 1811 novel 'Sense and Sensibility'. Use this tag with the [jane-austen] tag.

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Meaning of “Like half the rest of the world, if more than half there be that are clever and good, Marianne … was neither reasonable nor candid.”

This passage is from Chapter 31 of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, where Elinor contemplates the deficiency of sense and sensibility in Marianne, made evident by Elinor had not needed this to be ...
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Can you explain the financial situation of Edward and Elinor Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility?

First, let me start by saying that English is not my first language; thus, I am really struggling to understand the language used in such classic novels as those of Jane Austen's. I've just finished ...