Persuasion: (classics Hardcover)

by Jane Austen
Editor Gillian Beer
Illustrator Coralie Bickford-smith

Penguin Publishing Group | April 24, 2012 | Hardcover

Persuasion: (classics Hardcover) is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 1 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141197692

ISBN - 13: 9780141197692

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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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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Persuasion: (classics Hardcover)

Persuasion: (classics Hardcover)

by Jane Austen
Editor Gillian Beer
Illustrator Coralie Bickford-smith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 1 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141197692

ISBN - 13: 9780141197692

About the Book

Ann Elliot has only one regret: that she listened to her family and broke off her engagement to Captain Wentworth. He was poor, but they were in love--and she didn't realize that love was enough. But Anne has a new chance: Captain Wentworth has returned from the Royal Navy.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was initially rejected by the publisher she submitted it to and eventually published in 1813 after much revision. All four of her novels - Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815) published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both 1817) were published posthumously.

Editorial 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