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Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December that... More > year (but dated 1818). Persuasion is connected with Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that the two books were originally bound up in one volume and published together two years later, but also because both stories are set partly in Bath, a fashionable city with which Jane Austen was well acquainted, having lived there from 1801 to 1805. (From Wikipedia)< Less
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in... More > English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics -wikipedia< Less
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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots, led by Sir Walter, Anne's father and lord of the family estate, were... More > dissatisfied with her choice, feeling he was not distinguished enough for their family; and her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuaded her to break off the match.< Less
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Published in 1818, Persuasion was Jane Austen’s last completed novel. In this compelling love story, Anne Elliott is unhappy and unmarried at twenty-seven. At the urging of her family, she... More > broke her engagement to the man she loved eight years before because he was poor and didn’t have good family connections. When they meet again, he is wealthy, a captain in the navy, and looking for a wife, but he has not forgiven Anne for her rejection and resolves not to fall in love with her again.< Less
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Published within the same volume set and at the same time (1818) as Northanger Abbey, Persuasion was Austen’s sixth and final full-scale novel. Anne Eliot provides the central character as a... More > woman in her late twenties who, some nine years previously, broke off an engagement to one Frederick Wentworth after being persuaded by her father that he was unsuited because of his limited prospects. The usual Austenian plot twists are employed so that Wentworth, Anne’s true love, may return happily rich to resolve the plot. Like its publishing partner, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion was issued without the kind of editorial flourishes favoured in Austen’s other books. However, it is different from her other novels by virtue of presenting a lead character who might be deemed past her prime, or at the least neglected on the marriage front. Some see this as a reflection on Austen’s own circumstances as a life-long spinster (who turned down a marriage proposal), but for whom the novel provides a better resolution.< Less
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Persuasion has novel characters set in a complex storyline with unexpected turns. Her novels center around young women and interesting, handsome men in various social situations in South England... More > where she lived. At times she showed an interest in men in uniform. In Pride and Prejudice it was men in the militia. In Persuasion it was men in the navy. She wrote from experience as she had a brother in the militia, and two brothers who served in the Royal Navy. As the story begins, at twenty-eight, Anne is still single and living under the wing of her father and her eldest sister. They set the tone for her day to day life: where she stays, where she goes, who she spends time with. This limits her chances to grow and develop. Circumstances are about to change.< Less
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Quality book, low price, print version of Jane Austen's classic in the original form. Persuasion is a story of Anne Elliot becoming a woman of her own, a story of romantic naval officers, their... More > wives, rich associates, and young débutantes. Behind every woman of substance is a little mystery; as Persuasion unfolds, Anne finds the answers to the mysteries of her heart and mind. This is a story by a mature thoughtful sensitive writer. However Jane's writing circumstances were not the best, she finished writing Persuasion within months of her death; it was the last novel she would finish.< Less
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It has been eight years since Anne Eliot took the advice of her friend, Lady Russel and refused to marry her sweetheart, the penniless Captain Wentworth. Anne resigns herself to living quietly at... More > home, surrounded by her fretful sisters and nonsensical father. But captain Wentworth has made his fortune at sea and has returned to England, where Anne is sure to meet him again. Now she must ask herself if she made the right decision, and if it is too late to alter it.< Less
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When Anne Elliot accepts a proposal of marriage from Frederick Wentworth, her rich father is sent into a range. She is persuaded to end the engagement. Eight years later, Wentworth returns to the... More > area having made a fortune in the Napoleonic Wars. Can Anne persuade him to marry her this time?< Less
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