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Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
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Anne Elliot, heroine of Austen's last novel, did something we can all relate to: Long ago, she let the love of her life get away. In this case, she had allowed herself to be persuaded by a trusted family friend that the young man she loved wasn't an adequate match, social stationwise, and that Anne could do better. The novel opens some seven years after Anne sent her beau packing, and she's still alone. But then the guy she never stopped loving comes back from the sea. As always, Austen's storytelling is so confident, you can't help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.--This text refers to an alternatePaperbackedition.


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 fortune nor 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.

Penguin Classics 2003
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ISBN-10: 0141439688
ISBN-13: 978-0141439686
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Penguin Classics

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