Sense & Sensibility is one of Jane Austen's most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited — especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: Elinor, who is levelheaded and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak, and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.