When and where does Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility take place, and what are two details that tell us this?
The novel starts out being set in Sussex County in England but then the Dashwood women must relocate. We learn of the initial setting of the novel in the very first couple of sentences in the book:
The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park. (Ch. 1)
Norland Park would be the name of the grounds on which the Dashwood estate is situated on, and their actual manner house is called Norland. The county of Sussex is located just south of London.
When Mrs. Dashwood's husband dies, her step son John Dashwood inherits Norland and, thus, the four Dashwood women must find a new and inexpensive place to live. One of Mrs. Dashwood's other relations offers them Barton Cottage to rent, which is situated on Sir John Middleton's Barton Park estate in Devonshire county , otherwise...
(The entire section contains 449 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial