Persuasion

byJane AustenIntroduction byMargaret DrabbleAfterword byDiane Johnson

February 5, 2008|
Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Featuring one of her most likeable characters, this sparkling love story set in a seaside resort is Jane Austen’s final finished work.

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.”

Since Anne Elliot eight years ago rejected the marriage proposal of Captain Wentworth, a penniless naval officer, she has resigned herself to a quiet life at home, tending to the imagined needs of her spoiled sisters and vain father. But when Captain Wentworth reappears in their midst, having made his fortune at sea, Anne must ask herself whether she made the right decision—or allowed herself to be persuaded against her heart. 

Jane Austen’s last completed novel and her most optimistic and romantic work, Persuasion gives full scope to the author’s artistic powers, blending sharp wit and warm sympathy, stylistic brilliance and matchless insight. It is a story that affirms the lasting power of love and the rejuvenating power of hope.

With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble
and an Afterword by Diane Johnson
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England, to George Austen, a rector, and his wife, Cassandra. Like many girls of her day, she was educated at home, where she began her literary career by writing parodies and skits for the amusement of her large family. Although Austen did not marry, she did have severa; suitors and ...
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Title:Persuasion
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 6.81 X 4.19 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 6.81 X 4.19 X 0.79 in
Published:February 5, 2008
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780451530837

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