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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Comments about Persuasion:
Love that this book is in the original text. Makes for an interesting read and better understanding of the time period.
Series: Collins Classics
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