Austen's Sense and Sensibility hits Iranian bookshelves
Publish Date : Tuesday 31 January 2012 - 14:18
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility has been translated by Vahid Manouchehri into Persian.
Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, is a British romance novel by Jane Austen, her first published work under the pseudonym, "A Lady."
Jane Austen is considered a pioneer of the romance genre of novels, and for the realism portrayed in her novels, is one the most widely read writers in English literature.
A work of romantic fiction, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England in 1792 through 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, daughters of their father Henry's second wife, Mrs. Dashwood.
The sisters are starkly different from each other; Elinor is the epitome of prudence and self-control while Marianne embodies emotion and enthusiasm. Elinor, Marianne, and their younger sister, Margaret, are left in reduced circumstances when their father dies and his estate is passed onto their half-brother, John.
The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meager cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.
Persuasion, Emma, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey are some of Austen's novels rendered into Persian and published in the Iranian book market.
Vahid Manouchehri has translated sense and Sensibility into Persian in 344 pages. The volume is published by Phoenix publication center in Iran.