Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, was Jane Austen's first published novel, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady".
story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his
second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older
half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate
passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced
circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home,
a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both
romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is
eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness.
Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense
and sensibility of life and love.