'Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth; and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect'.
Anne Elliot's youthful bloom has faded and she has few romantic prospects, having being persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth eight years earlier when he was a naval captain with neither rank nor fortune. But now he has returned and Anne, who has bitterly regretted her decision ever since, sees the possibility of a second chance for happiness.
Persuasion, Jane Austen's last completed novel, is a brilliant satire of social ambition, but above all a moving and elegiac love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of English literature's greatest and most widely-read writers - one of the four 'great English novelists' according to F. R. Leavis (along with George Eliot, Henry James and Joseph Conrad). Her novels, both romantic fiction and acerbic social commentary, include Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. Persuasion was her last completed novel, published posthumously in 1818. All six titles are published in the Penguin English Library.
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd May 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1