September 18, 2016
Welcome back, First Impressions fans, to our discussion of Austen's triumphant novel, Sense and Sensibility! In this episode, after excoriating Willoughby just as much as he deserves, Kristin and Maggie move on to the lighter side of the story, highlighting comic passages about Robert Ferrars, Mrs. Jennings, Anne Steele, Sir John Middleton, Charlotte Palmer, and more. The girls draw a parallel between the long-suffering Elinor and her more arch fellow heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as both deal with their nutty friends and families with the utmost equanimity. Everyone can agree that the need for an Elinor Dashwood playbook has never been more pressing... And stay tuned for our next podcast, where we'll be discussing the 1995 Lee/Thomson movie adaptation!
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