Persuasion: (classics Hardcover)

Hardcover | April 24, 2012

byJane AustenEditorGillian BeerIllustratorCoralie Bickford-smith

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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 fortunenor 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.

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight y...

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. She was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.13 × 5.38 × 1 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141197692

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from underated This book isn't as popular as some of Austens work but its really a great one and deserves more credit
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it This edition of the Jane Austin classic is beautiful!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was o.k. 3.25 stars Anne Elliot was in love with Frederick Wentworth, but because he was “below” her in social status, her family convinced her not to marry him. A number of years later, they cross paths again, and Anne still loves him. But does he still love her? I am having a hard time writing a review. I wanted to like this one, I like the premise. The book was ok, but my mind wandered more than I would have liked. My favourites by Austen are P&P and Northanger Abbey. My least favourite is Emma. This one comes in near the bottom for me (but just a little better than Emma). I've read enough by Austen that I know her style of writing. It's not action-packed or anything, so I maybe I wasn't in the mood for it?
Date published: 2012-07-21

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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