Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility (1811)

INTRODUCTION:  In Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Marianne Dashwood becomes seriously ill after an emotional shock.  Is she experiencing intense psychological distress or dangerously physically sick – or both?  Check out these annotated chapters from the novel to see a modern medical professional’s educated guesses about Marianne’s condition.

ANNOTATED DOCUMENT:  AustenJane_SenseandSensibility

Annotations by:  Trish Shields

The annotated text is adapted from: