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Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Jane Austen

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Jane Austen

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen


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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection.

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Summary

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen

Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who - at twenty-seven - is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen's last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Reviews

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

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen (Author)
Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.

Colm Toibin (Introducer)
Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster and, most recently, House of Names. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.

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NPB9780143106289
9780143106289
0143106287
Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20111006
272
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