Persuasion

byJane AustenIntroduction byUzma Jalaluddin

June 12, 2001|
Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Jane Austen’s last completed novel, a brilliantly insightful story of regret, second chances, and the courage to follow our hearts
 
Anne Elliot is twenty-seven and unmarried—by all accounts a spinster in her time—seemingly doomed to spend the rest of her life waiting on her image-obsessed father and extravagant older sister; attempting to maintain their once lavish, now dwindling family estate; and occasionally babysitting the children of her married younger sister.
 
It wasn’t always this way, though. When Anne was nineteen, she was in love with and engaged to Frederick Wentworth, a man with no money and few prospects. Anne’s well-meaning family and friends convinced her that a young heiress like herself could do better, so she broke off the engagement. But when chance brings Wentworth and Anne together again eight years later, he is now an accomplished naval captain with an impressive fortune, and Anne must face her feelings for him that remain and consider how different her life could have been if only she hadn’t been so easily persuaded by others.
Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775. Her father, the Reverend George Austen, was rector of Steventon, where she spent her first twenty-five years, along with her six brothers (two of them later naval officers in the Napoleonic wars) and her adored sister, Cassandra. She read voraciously from an earl...
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Title:Persuasion
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.97 X 5.2 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.97 X 5.2 X 0.55 in
Published:June 12, 2001
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375757297

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