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Persuasion tells the charming story of how 27-year old Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth gain a second chance at love. This Everyman's Library edition is crafted to last through years of reading; it features acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper, a cloth-covered hardcover with stamping, a Smyth-sewn binding, a silk ribbon marker, and a European-style half-round spine style. In addition, this work includes an original introduction by Judith Terry, an up-to-date bibliography, and a complete chronology of Jane Austen's life and works. 260 pages, hardcover.
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 8.34 X 5.26 X 0.97 (inches)
Series: Everyman's Library
Jane Austen: The Complete Works--classics hardcover boxed setJane Austen, Coralie Bickford-SmithPenguin Classics / 2015 / Hardcover$88.99 Retail:
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Of all Jane Austens great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance.
Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, spendthrift Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love withand was engaged toa naval officer, the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.Now, at twenty-seven, and believing that she has lost her bloom, Anne is startled to learn that Captain Wentworth has returned to the neighborhood, a rich man and still unwed. Her never-diminished love is muffled by her pride. He seems cold and unforgiving. Even worse, he appears to be infatuated by the flighty and pretty Louisa Musgrove.
What happens as Anne and Wentworth are thrown together in the social world of Bathand as an eager new suitor appears for Anneis touchingly and wittily told in a masterpiece that is also one of the most entrancing novels in the English language.
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After her father died in 1805, the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement, Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world, mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman, another a London banker, and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously, she had many early and devoted readers, among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816, in declining health, Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby. Her last work, Sandition, was left unfinished at her death on July 18, 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austens identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry, who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.