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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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Jun 25, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: british, adult-fiction
Read in August, 2008

I've seen the movie a dozen times... and, naturally, I melt in glee at the thought of it.

But... compared to the book, the movie characters were all ill-cast: Alan Rickman, too toothy; Hugh Grant, too smarmy; Emma Thompson (though fabulous), too old; and Kate Winslet had stupid hair (I wish Willoughby would have cut off more than a lock.)

I loved the characters in the book and the dichotomy of each. I tend to be more like Marianne, but I love Elinor's composure. I love the social commentary and the philosophical statements between rationality and Romanticism.

Still, it's no Pride and Prejudice.

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