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Persuasion By Jane Austen
     

Persuasion By Jane Austen

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Persuasion is Jane Austen's last novel, published posthumously in 1818. The story follows 27-year-old Anne Eliot, who is much older than the central characters in Austen's other books. Having fallen in love with and persuaded to reject a poor naval officer 8 years ago, Anne re-encounters him as a wealthy captain. She is then forced to deal with her regret for past

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Persuasion is Jane Austen's last novel, published posthumously in 1818. The story follows 27-year-old Anne Eliot, who is much older than the central characters in Austen's other books. Having fallen in love with and persuaded to reject a poor naval officer 8 years ago, Anne re-encounters him as a wealthy captain. She is then forced to deal with her regret for past actions and growing jealousy as he courts another woman.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015711141
Publisher:
HM
Publication date:
09/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
549 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.

Brief Biography

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

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Persuasion by Jane Austen [New NOOK edition with best navigation & active TOC] 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Becky-Books More than 1 year ago
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.
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Persuasion is one of Jane Austen’s later novels. She wrote about the satire of society and its effects on the chance of marriage. Synopsis: 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? My Thoughts: 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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