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  • Jun 15, 2010
I always love Jane Austen, though the characters in Persuasion are not quite as approachable as those in some of her other novels.
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review by . July 08, 2010
Let me preface this by saying that Jane Austen is my favorite author, ever. Persuasion in my opinion was not her best work, and we all know that Pride and Prejudice is considered her best, but this was not even close the top in my head. While her other stories had an air of probability to them, although her greatest really did not, (but we will forgive it that) this story just bounced around so quickly that I did not enjoy any true character growth. It is all well and good that the lovers end up …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
Persuasion is not the best choice for an impatient reader. The main theme is waiting and that is exactly what you do with the character from the very start of the book.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
My mother is who got me to give this book a chance. I myself liked it a lot.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Anne and the captain--my favorite Austen.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Very good novel. You never get disappointed with Jane Austen's stories.
review by . June 24, 2010
While many Austen fans will claim Pride and Prejudice as their favorite Austen tome, Persuasion is really the highlight of Austen's novels.  As her last novel, Persuasion is where Austen got all the elements right.  The love story is one that, in the end, looks guaranteed to last because they had already been in love in the past.  Persuasion is extremely passionate, realistic, and beautifully written.  It is definitely a favorite among me and my fellow Austen friends.   …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
The BEST Austen novel ever. Hands down.
review by . July 16, 2008
Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is the story of Anne Elliott and Frederick Wentworth, two young lovers who are persuaded to be separated rather than marrying when they first fall in love around age nineteen because of lack of prospects. The story picks up eight years later when circumstances have changed and the now Captain Wentworth has returned to the area with a successful career and Anne's family is now reduced in financial status. Anne wonders if perhaps Frederick might still harbor feelings …
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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.

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

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