Left to take care of her daughters Elinor, Marianne and Margaret alone, Mrs. Dashwood does her best with the little she's left with after her husband passes away. However, things become difficult when John, the late Mr. Dashwood's son from his first marriage, moves to Norland with his wife Fanny. Soon, thanks to disappointment in a potential suitor for Elinor, Mrs. Dashwood and the girls leave and are offered a cottage by her cousin on his Devonshire estate in Barton Park. It is there they try to make a life for themselves. Through a series of happenstances, the girls are paired off with gentlemen who either come to their rescue or are merely introduced. It is evident the solemn Colonel Brandon has feelings for Marianne, and when Edward Ferrars, who was attracted to Elinor when they first met back in Norland, visits Devonshire, Elinor hopes his feelings for her haven't died. But life seldom gives you anything easily and this is something the Dashwood sisters must come to terms with, especially when it comes to matters of love. Jane Austen shows her incredible ability to write timeless romantic classics in Sense and Sensibility. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jane Austen was born in 1775 and wrote many novels throughout her lifetime, all of which are still read today. Among them are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. She died in 1817.