The story centres on the personalities of the two sisters, whose contrasting temperaments are examined as they undergo comparable experiences in the loss of the men they love, it rejoices also in a wealth of minor characters such as the comic Mrs Jennings and Sir John and Lady Middleton, drawn with consummate satiric skill.
This is my favorite of times--two hundred years ago. I am learning the meaning of so many new words that we don't use today. It really makes me wish we could go back to more genteel times. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors.