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Genre = Novel, History
The Dashwoods have come into an inheritance, but a meager inheritance. In a status society, conspicuous consumption is needed to fit in. Showcasing money brings with it status, but money does not buy the thing they seek, happiness. The sisters and their different personalities need to figure out how to navigate social society. That means keeping sensibility, even when not feeling well. Even when meaning well, the way actions and comments are perceived carry weight which are subject to gossip. It takes practice to align perception and judgment. Along the way, turmoil and romance ensue.
As the book was written in the early 19th century, the circumstances are different and can sometimes be difficult to relate to. Parts of the book have poor flow.