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Persuasion : Collins Classics - Jane Austen


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Published: 8th July 2010
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She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.

Written at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Persuasion is a tale of love, heartache and the determination of one woman as she strives to reignite a lost love.

Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank. More than seven years later, when he returns home from the Navy, Anne realizes she still has strong feelings for him, but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne's.

Moving, tender, but intrinsically Austen in style, with it's satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth-century England,Persuasion celebrates enduring love and hope.

About the Author

Jane Austen wrote two literary classics--Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice --before she turned 21. And although she never married, she led a happy and active life, seemingly untouched by the dramatic incidents that filled her characters' lives.


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Romance at it's most elegant.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    Love that this book is in the original text. Makes for an interesting read and better understanding of the time period.

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    Jane Austen

    Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

    Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory, on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour'.

    As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime.

    These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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    ISBN: 9780007368617
    ISBN-10: 0007368615
    Series: Collins Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 260
    Published: 8th July 2010
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 11.0 x 17.7  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.15