Persuasion   -     By: Jane Austen
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In one of Jane Austen's most famous love stories, we see the true struggle for romance. Eight years before the story begins, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth are happily betrothed, until one simple Persuasion from Anne's cousin's, Lady Russell, changes everything. Years later, after returning home a rich and powerful sea captain, he finds that Anne's family is financially ruined and his own sister is a tenant in their home. The question still remains... Will Anne and Frederick be reunited in their love?

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0141439688
ISBN-13: 9780141439686
UPC: 051488006008
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     At twenty-­seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

Author Bio

JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey

GILLIAN BEER is King Edward Professor of English at the University of Cambridge and President of Clare Hall.

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“Critics, especially [recently], value Persuasion highly, as the author’s ‘most deeply felt fiction,’ ‘the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list.’ . . . Anne wins back Wentworth and wins over the reader; we may, like him, end up thinking Anne’s character ‘perfection itself.’” –from the Introduction by Judith Terry

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