Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Giveaway


Jane Austen was one of the greatest novelists of all time. Her books were primarily published during the years of 1811-1820. In Sense and Sensibility, we meet some outstanding characters: Elinor, Marianne, Edward and Colonel Brandon. One can drift off into another era, and be inspired while reading this book.

The story takes us into the lives of a newly widowed mother and her unmarried daughters. We see them endure hardships with grace and elegance. Two of the daughters, Elinor and Marianne have completely opposite natures. One is steady, composed and graceful. The other has a fiery, passionate nature. It is enlightening to see how they go about their daily lives, how they deal with difficult relationships while trying to find husbands, and their constant striving to retain some sense of privacy from extended family and friends.

This was an era where one was expected to marry well. The Classes were not to mix. If one came from a good family- a wealthy family with a noble station in life, one was destined to marry someone of like - background. Many families were torn apart because of their interest in the wrong person. All this comes through in Austen's book.

A new edition,published by Bethany House, has some great features. There is a foreward by Julie Klassen (Author of The Silent Governess); Discussion Questions; and Sidebars containing notes, comments and explanations. It is a charming book.

Which Austen Heroine are you? Find out by taking the quiz at the bottom of this page!

Would you like to win a copy? I have one available for a giveaway. Here's how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Jane Austen book. You must also include a way for me to contact you in case you win.

For additional entries:

2. Become a Public Follower of my blog.

3. Subscribe to my blog in an E-mail through Feedburner.

4. Twitter about this.

5. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog.

6. Follow me on Twitter.

7. Place my blog button (Mrs. White's Disclosure Policy) somewhere on your blog.


Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

One random winner we be selected on Thursday, February 25, 2010. (U.S. Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.

Edited update - February 25, 2010: The winner is dlcoburn (Lisa)! Congratulations!


*Disclosure: I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for review purposes.*

This Contest is Closed.

Blessings,
Mrs. White

66 comments:

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Well....I don't have a fave Jane Austen book...because I haven't read any..YET! But I have always wanted to!!! I would love to win so I could read this book!!! :)


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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am a follower of your blog!


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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am following you on twitter! KatyLMA

Kate said...

As of now I have no favorite Jane Austen book because I haven't read any of them (bad, I know). I guess I've always been more of a Dickens person, but I'm ready to take the plunge! = )

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Kate said...

I am a public follower of your blog.

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Kate said...

I am subscribed to your blog via email.

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Kate said...

I tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/tentforthesun/status/9236953715

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Kate said...

I am following you on Twitter.

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HillaryM said...

I have not read any, so I do not have a favorite, yet :)

HillaryM said...

I follow your blog publicly.

HillaryM said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite Jane Austen book is "Emma".

dlcoburn said...

Hi, I have your button on my blog and I'm trying to find the place where I can follow you on Google Friend Connect.

I've never read this book (blush) and I would love to be introduced to the writing of Jane Austen.

Lisa C. from the Homeschool Crew
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dlcoburn said...

I just subscribed to your blog through Feedburner, but I can't figure out how to follow you publicly. I was looking for the Google Friend Connect Window. Could it be it didn't download on my screen because of dialup?

Thanks!
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Shelly said...

My favorite Jane Austen novel is Pride & Prejudice.

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Shelly said...

I follow you on Google.

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Tweet: http://twitter.com/atticgirl76/status/9240559062

Michelle said...

I am currently reading a library copy of this book (different edition). This is the first Jane Austen work I've read, so I think I will say Sense and Sensibility.

Michelle said...

I publicly follow you, Mrs. White!

Shelly said...

I follow you on twitter (atticgirl76)

Heavenly Savings said...

I think my favorite book is Mansfield Park! Although I don't think she wrote anything that I have not LOVED!
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Follow your blog on Google friend!
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E-mail subscriber
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dlcoburn said...

I just wrote a post about this on my blog. The link is: www.homesteadblogger.com/wyldhousehomestead/154888.

Thanks!

Lisa C from the Crew

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Emily said...

I haven't read any Jane Austen books, but I have been getting into reading this past year and would be excited to read one.

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dlcoburn said...

I just followed you publicly through Google Friend Connect. I guess my dialup wasn't working when I downloaded your page before.

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Emily said...

I follow you publicly through google.

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scoop said...

i don't have a favorite jane austen book, but i have always wanted to read sense and sensibility.

Madonna said...

I think Emma is probably my favorite.

Madonna said...

I am a blog follower on google connect

Madonna said...

I am an email subscriber

Madonna said...

I am following on twitter.

Kathy said...

I've recently re-read Pride and Prejudice and just loved it. When my hubby was stationed in England, we got to see Jane Austin's home. This book sounds wonderful. Two of my children are high schoolers (homeschooled). The questions and notes sound really helpful for them.

SaraJane said...

I love Jane Austen. My favorite is probably Pride and Prejudice.
Thanks,
Sara O' :)

Holly said...

I have wanted to read this! I love her book "Pride and Prejudice"!

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Risingsouth said...

I would have to say Pride & Prejudice because this is the only one I have read.

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Risingsouth said...

I am a subscriber by e-mail.

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Risingsouth said...

I am following you.

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Corey and Bekah said...

I love Jane Austin's books, but especially Pride and Prejudice. Great giveaway!
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Fernanda said...

I love Northanger Ay - thank

Ashley said...

Persuassion was my favorite, but I also loved Pride & Prejudice. I love Sense & Sensibility the movie, but I have yet to read the book!

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Kathleen said...

Pride & Prejudice! Thanks for the opportunity.
Kathleen

Michelle said...

I've never read the book, but I LOVED the movie Pride and Prejudice! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

Michelle said...

I follow. =)

Michelle said...

Following you on Twitter. =)

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I'd have to say Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. Ah, Mr. Darcy and Lizzie. Have to admit that I haven't read Jane Austen since high school, though. Great stuff that is worth re-reading and something I want my daughters to read! I'd love to win this! Thanks!

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I'm a follower!

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I've got your blog button on my blog.

We used to live in Vermont, too!

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Heather M said...

Pride and Prejudice!

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Kristy said...

I love Pride and Prejudice!

Kristy said...

Follower!

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Email subscriber!

Darcie K. said...

My favorite Jane Austen book is Pride and Prejudice
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Darcie K. said...

I follow your blog
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bison61 said...

I have not read any Jane Austen books, so I do not have a favorite

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Carissa Whisenhunt said...

This may be a little cliche, but I LOVE Pride and Prejudice. I have seen a handful of Jane Austen movies, but I always go back to that one. It's just so great!!

Linda Kish said...

I don't have a favorite because I don't think I have read any. If I did, it would have been 40 years ago.

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Donald said...

I have not read any Jane Austen. I have seen most of the Jane Austen based movies. This book would be a good place to start.

Thanks
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Denise said...

Have read them all, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite - but Sense and Sensibility is a close second - ah Elinor and Marianne! I hope you found neverending happiness!~
If only JA had written sequels...

Denise said...

I follow you on twitter, and am following your blog. Found you throu "I could use a deal"

Priya said...

I love her book Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely adored Keira Knightly in the movue as Elizabeth Bennet.I would be thrilled to win this giveaway....

Anonymous said...

my favorite Jane austin book is Emma . Just started reading her books. Would love to have this book listed on your giveaway!Thanks, Cindy

Anonymous said...

I am an email follower, Cindy @cea8822@yahoo.com

Karen A said...

Pride & Prejudice is the only Jane Austen book that I have read, so I guess that is my favorite!
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Karen A said...

I'm a follower on Google friend connect.
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