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Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Headline | May 15, 2006 | Mass Market Paperbound

Persuasion is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Eight years ago, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth fell head over heels in love. But Anne''s snobbish family put a stop to their engagement, believing the young naval captain wasn''t good enough for her. Pretty, intelligent Anne soon realises it was a terrible mistake, and spends her twenties in the shadow of her father and her selfish sisters. But she never forgets.

Then Captain Wentworth - by now a successful, wealthy man, looking for a wife - walks back into her life. Can he forgive her? Does he still love her? And could they ever be happy, after all this time?

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.84 × 5.06 × 1.75 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755331494

ISBN - 13: 9780755331499

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from As the last one written, you should also read it last. Last of the novels to be completed during her lifetime, Jane Austen’s Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot who almost ten years after breaking her engagement to then penniless Captain Wentworth, sees their acquaintance revive as his sister and her husband take hold of the ancestral Elliot manor now in need of tenants. Though Anne, who at first believed she had forgotten him, is still in love with him, it does not seem that his feelings remained the same for he is cold and unforgiving. That is up until a certain accident in Lyme and an encounter with a distant cousin of Anne, will change irrevocably the faith of many. I particularly enjoyed this novel as it is quite different from all of Austen’s other novel. Where originally unpardonable mistakes are usually punished through the showcasing of others good morality, here the novels puts forward the concept of mistakes and second chances as Anne Elliot, who suffers silently on the account of her proud father and elder sister who do not think highly of her, and Captain Wentworth, now rich and respectable in the eyes of many, rekindle their feelings for one another and persuade themselves to give love another try. Throughout the novel, you can't help but suffer with Anne and hope for the best and wish for Captain Wentworth to warm up to her again. This goes without saying that, in some cases, people need to believe that second chances in love may be worth it, if they are convinced of it. For more about this book and many more, visit my blog at : ladybugandotherbookworms.blogspot.com
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Persuasion is like an old friend ... Persuasion is one of my favorite Jane Austen novels, second only to Pride & Prejudice. Persuasion follows the life of Anne Elliot and her struggles to find love and happiness. Anne had turned down a proposal of marriage 8 years earlier to a Captain Wentworth; but Anne had never stopped loving Captain Wentworth. This novel shows the flaws of Miss Elliot's family and connections, as well as her own. Wonderful story of lost love found again.
Date published: 2009-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very good apparently, this novel was written in the last few years of jane austen's life, and published only after her death. it tells a story of anne elliot, heroine in the novel, who was persuaded to let the love of her life, frederick wentworth get away. after eight years, anne is still alone but meets him again. it is evident that they both still have feelings for one another. overall, i liked it. especially the ending... a letter that is so beautifully written and so touching. it is romantic and you can't help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.
Date published: 2006-07-17

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Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.84 × 5.06 × 1.75 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0755331494

ISBN - 13: 9780755331499

About the Book

The most comprehensive scholarly edition available of Jane Austen's innovative final novel.

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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth fell head over heels in love. But Anne''s snobbish family put a stop to their engagement, believing the young naval captain wasn''t good enough for her. Pretty, intelligent Anne soon realises it was a terrible mistake, and spends her twenties in the shadow of her father and her selfish sisters. But she never forgets.

Then Captain Wentworth - by now a successful, wealthy man, looking for a wife - walks back into her life. Can he forgive her? Does he still love her? And could they ever be happy, after all this time?

About the Author

Jane Austen was born in 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, where her father was rector. When she was 25 the family moved to Bath till her father’s death in 1805, then to Chawton in Hampshire where Jane lived with her mother and sister. She wrote six novels. Sense and Sensibility was first in 1811, then Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Northanger Abbey and Persusaion were both published posthumously, in 1817. Jane Austen died in 1817.
Well-received during her lifetime, since her death she has become known as not just one of the greatest writers of English fiction, but one of the most beloved.
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