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Persuasion : Collins Classics - Jane Austen


Collins Classics


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
  • Promotes Good Values
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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.

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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