Sense and Sensibility is a story about two girls – Elinor (sense) and Marianne (sensibility). When they move to Barton cottage with their mother, Marianne is swept off her feet by a dashing stranger, Willoughby. Meanwhile, Elinor must mask the love she feels for Edward Ferrars because it is impossible for them to marry. When Willoughby leaves suddenly, Marianne is heartbroken and succumbs to her ‘sensibility.’ How the two sisters find their own true loves makes and interesting and enjoyable read for anyone.
This S and S graphic novel is not the best Jane Austen graphic novel I have seen. On one hand, it stays true to the book – often directly quoting it in places. On the other hand, the artwork is atrocious. The characters heads swell out of proportion with warning, Elinor is unattractive to say the least, and the overall appearance is quite shabby. However, it did follow the book closely.
I love Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange. I have read all her ‘diaries’ except Henry Tilney’s and this one is the best one. It goes far back into Colonel Brandon’s life and recounts how he fell in love with the first Eliza, lost her, found her, and how he took care of her daughter when she died. It tells the story of S and S skillfully and believably. I love reading this book over and over again.