Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sense & Sensibility

Finished February 1
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Having just finished Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, I thought it would be interesting to read this modern day version of the story. Trollope does a good job of it. All the characters have the same names as the original book and the plot tracks in a similar way, but with nicely done tweaks to really bring it to the present day. Elinor is an architect student, Margaret is a stereotypical teenage girl with her "whatever" and eye-rolling, actually more of a presence here than the original. Marianne is overly emotional in both books, but here her illness (and that of her dead father) is asthma. I won't give the details of all the changes, but they do all fit nicely with both the old plot and the modern day.
Very nicely done.


  1. Nice. I will have to add this to my wish list. :)

  2. I wondered how this idea would work. Good to hear your positive opinion!