It’s a miracle: I’m actually obsessed with a classic novel??? Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of classics, I didn’t finish Wuthering Heights and I’m also only half through with Pride and Prejudice (although that’s because I read Six of Crows instead) – and so basically this is a surprise.
First of all, I just wanted to mention how pretty this cover is!!!! I first saw these new editions of classics at the big Waterstones on Regent Street but was too stingy to buy them, but then my aunt bought me one of these in Paris and I’m soooo happy! I guess one good reason to read a book is a great cover.
Anyways, I actually already watched the movie Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant (who wouldn’t have watched it with that cast?!), so I kind of knew what I was getting into and also know the ending, but I still love it.
50 pages in, I can already say as much as this: the writing is by far easier than Wuthering Heights which I struggled with. The writing was the actual cause I wasn’t sure if I should give it a shot because one thing I don’t like is 19th century writing. It’s too complicated for me to enjoy and kind of ruins the book, but that’s just my opinion. I actually love the writing, it’s complex yet easy to read and comprehend and I love Jane Austen’s style which is so different from Emily Bronte’s.
I’m also really enjoying the plot with the Dashwood sisters and the many men Marianne and Elinor like or dislike. It’s hilarious. However, while a lot of people seem to love Marianne, I’m beginning to love Elinor. She’s rational and clever while Marianne is a little too much for me. Her talking is always described with cried, which can be seen as a little hyper. Furthermore, Elinor is the quieter type who thinks and who’s shy while Marianne kind of goes for it – maybe I’m Elinor.
All in all, I’m really enjoying this classic and can totally understand everyone’s Jane Austen hype. I’ll end this now and get back to the book, but I hope you enjoyed this small first impressions post and enjoy your day!