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Persuasion By Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Summary

A pocket edition of Jane Austen's most sophisticated novel with an afterword by author and critic Henry Hitchings.

Persuasion Summary

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's most mature and wickedly satirical final novel with gorgeous illustrations.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features gorgeous illustrations by Hugh Thomson and an afterword by author and critic Henry Hitchings.

Persuasion follows the story of Anne Elliott, who as a teenager was engaged to a seemingly ideal man, Frederick Wentworth. But after being persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that he is too poor to be a suitable match, Anne ends their engagement. When they are reacquainted eight years later, their circumstances are transformed: Frederick is returning triumphantly from the Napoleonic War, while Anne's fortunes are floundering. Will their past regrets prevent them from finding future happiness?

Persuasion Reviews

Persuasion seems to be the Jane Austen novel that has most touched our readers' hearts -- Sam Jordison * Guardian *
Persuasion is Austen's most mature and melancholic novel, a frost-tipped exploration of the meaning of love and a quietly savage critique of Regency England's obsessions with money and class -- Claire Allfree * Telegraph *

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in 1775 in rural Hampshire, the daughter of an affluent village rector who encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. In novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma she developed her subtle analysis of contemporary life through depictions of the middle-classes in small towns. Her sharp wit and incisive portraits of ordinary people have given her novels enduring popularity. She died in 1817.

Additional information

GOR008879126
9781909621701
1909621706
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2016-07-14
312
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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