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Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
(1811

"Sense and Sensibility" is the classic coming of age story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who have contrasting temperaments. On the surface Elinor, the older sister represents sense, or reason, while Marianne represents sensibility, or emotion; however upon closer examination we find that they both exhibit varying aspects of each characteristic.

Set in southwest England, in the towns of London and Kent, the novel follows the lives of the two sisters as they struggle to find love, romance, and ultimately deal with the heartbreaks along the way.

"Sense and Sensibility" ponders the question of which is the best characteristic, sense or sensibility. It is a compelling study of character and one of the great achievements of the romantic genre.

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MORE CLASSIC AUDIOBOOKS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
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Joseph Heller  (1961)
A Passage to India
E.M. Forster  (1924)
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame  (1908)
The Mind Parasites
Colin Wilson  (1967)

CLASSIC NOVELS CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (SOMETIMES),
BUT IF YOU FEEL AMBITIOUS, PLEASE GIVE THESE BOOKS A TRY — THERE ARE GOOD REASONS THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE 'CLASSICS'.
*** THE BOOKS BELOW ARE LISTED BY THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION ***

—19th Century Classics—
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen  (1813)
Emma
Jane Austen  (1815)
Persuasion
Jane Austen  (1817)
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen  (written 1803 - published 1817)
Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1831)
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens (1843)
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë (1847)
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë (1847)
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray (1847-1848)
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens (1850)
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell  (1854)
Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens (1859)
Great Expectations
Charles Dickens  (1861)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
by Harriet Jacobs  (1861)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll  (1865)
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky  (1866)
The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1867)
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott(1868)
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy  (1869)
The Way We Live Now
by Anthony Trollope (1875)
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy  (1877)
Bel-Ami
by Guy de Maupassant  (1885)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde (1890)
The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins (1889-1890)
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells  (1895)
Dracula
by Bram Stoker (1897)
The Turn of the Screw
Henry James  (1898)
The Awakening
Kate Chopin  (1899)
—20th Century Classics—
Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser  (1900)
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London  (1903)
White Fang
by Jack London (1906)
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1908)
A Room with a View
by E.M. Forster (1908)
Howards End
by E.M. Forster (1910)
Babbitt
by Sinclair Lewis  (1911)
Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton  (1911)
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett  (1911)
The Lost World
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  (1912)
My Ántonia
by Willa Cather  (1918)
Demian
Hermann Hesse  (1919)
Winesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood Anderson (1919)
Main Street
by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton (1920)
The Red House Mystery
by A.A. Milne (1922)
An American Tragedy
by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
The Great Gatsby   ***Newer Rendition***
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
The Great Gatsby    ***Older Rendition***
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway  (1926)
Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis  (1927)
Steppenwolf
Hermann Hesse  (1927)
A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley  (1932)
Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons  (1932)
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie  (1934)
Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1934)
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis  (1935)
In Dubious Battle
by John Steinbeck (1936)
Death on the Nile
by Agatha Christie (1937)
Out of the Silent Planet
C.S. Lewis  (1938)
— Book One of The Space Trilogy
The Once and Future King
T.H. White  (1938-1941; 1958)
The Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler  (1939)
Johnny Got His Gun
Dalton Trumbo  (1939)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway  (1940)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers  (1940)
The Moon is Down
John Steinbeck  (1942)
Perelandra
C.S. Lewis  (1943)
— Book Two of The Space Trilogy
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith  (1943)
Animal Farm
George Orwell  (1945)
Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh  (1945)
That Hideous Strength
C.S. Lewis  (1945)
— Book Three of The Space Trilogy
The Space Trilogy
C.S. Lewis  (1945)
— Book One : Out of the Silent Planet
— Book Two : Perelandra
— Book Three : That Hideous Strength
Hiroshima
John Hersey  (1946)
The Street
by Ann Petry  (1946)
The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank  (1947)
1984
George Orwell  (1949)
End of the Affair
Graham Greene  (1951)
My Cousin Rachel
by Daphne du Maurier  (1951)
The Catcher in The Rye
J.D. Salinger  (1951)
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham  (1951)
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison  (1952)
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
  (1952)
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury (1953)
The Kraken Wakes
by John Wyndham (1953)
Lord of the Flies
William Golding  (1954)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jack Finney  (1955)
On the Beach
Nevil Shute  (1957)
The Once and Future King
T.H. White  (1938-1941; 1958)
A Separate Peace 
by John Knowles  (1959)
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe  (1959)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee  (1960)
Catch-22
Joseph Heller  (1961)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  (1962)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey  (1962)
A Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway  (1964)
Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut  (1969)
 
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