Persuasion by Jane Austen

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The classic book, Persuasion by Jane Austen by Jane Austen! There's a reason why Persuasion by Jane Austen is one of the best books of all time. If you haven't read this classic, then you'd better pick up a copy of Persuasion by Jane Austen by Jane Austen today!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493599110
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 412,500
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Jane Austen's delightful, carefully wrought novels of manners remain surprisingly relevant, nearly 200 years after they were first published. Her novels -- Pride and Prejudice and Emma among them -- are those rare books that offer us a glimpse at the mores of a specific period while addressing the complexities of love, honor, and responsibility that still intrigue us today.

Biography

In 1801, George Austen retired from the clergy, and Jane, Cassandra, and their parents took up residence in Bath, a fashionable town Jane liked far less than her native village. Jane seems to have written little during this period. When Mr. Austen died in 1805, the three women, Mrs. Austen and her daughters, moved first to Southampton and then, partly subsidized by Jane's brothers, occupied a house in Chawton, a village not unlike Jane's first home. There she began to work on writing and pursued publishing once more, leading to the anonymous publication of Sense and Sensibility in 1811 and Pride and Prejudice in 1813, to modestly good reviews.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Jane Austen had a busy family and social life, but as far as we know very little direct romantic experience. There were early flirtations, a quickly retracted agreement to marry the wealthy brother of a friend, and a rumored short-lived attachment -- while she was traveling -- that has not been verified. Her last years were quiet and devoted to family, friends, and writing her final novels. In 1817 she had to interrupt work on her last and unfinished novel, Sanditon, because she fell ill. She died on July 18, 1817, in Winchester, where she had been taken for medical treatment. After her death, her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published, together with a biographical notice, due to the efforts of her brother Henry. Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      December 16, 1775
    2. Place of Birth:
      Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      July 18, 1817
    2. Place of Death:
      Winchester, Hampshire, England
    1. Education:
      Taught at home by her father

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

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    Another great classic! I must admit that I have enjoyed some of

    Another great classic! I must admit that I have enjoyed some of her other works better, but this was also a good book. The ending is a little too predictable, but we all like a happy ending.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

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    Persuasion is one of Jane Austen¿s later novels. She wrote abo

    Persuasion is one of Jane Austen’s later novels. She wrote about the satire of society and its effects on the chance of marriage.
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    Anne Elliot has listened to friends and family when it comes to the men in her life. Should marry them or not? Anne met the love of her life Captain Wentworth earlier but was discouraged from pursuing him. Will Anne be able to break away from her family and make her own decision about love and happiness? Will society affect her choices?
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    I feel that classics are important, but I often have to give my full attention to it. I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice but also have a greater understanding of the story. I feel that I will come to appreciate Persuasion in time once I have given it more time.
    Should we let marriage decide our future? Does our family have our best interests at heart? It is interesting that this marriage and family connections were so important back about one hundred fifty years ago.
    I look forward to reading my next Jane Austen novel.

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