Sense and sensibility is a novel by jane austen published in 1811it was published anonymously by a lady appears on the title page where the authors name might have been it tells the story of the dashwood sisters elinor age 19 and marianne age 16 1 2 as they come of age. Directed by ang lee with emma thompson kate winslet james fleet tom wilkinson rich mr dashwood dies leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance the two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. With dominic cooper charity wakefield hattie morahan janet mcteer widow dashwood and her three unmarried daughters elinor marianne and margaret inherit only a tiny allowance so they move out of their grand sussex home to a more modest cottage in devonshire there the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls with help from wealthy neighbor sir john middleton . Sense and sensibility is a 1995 american period drama film directed by ang lee and based on jane austens 1811 novel of the same name emma thompson wrote the screenplay and stars as elinor dashwood while kate winslet plays elinors younger sister marianne. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes the sparknotes sense and sensibility study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes tests and essays
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