Selection as wide as the Mississippi.
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Introduction and Notes by Elaine Jordan, Reader in Literature, University
of EssexWhat does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of
persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen''s
quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to
change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident,
adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances.A woman of no
importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her
long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is
nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win
out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.