Persuasion [With ATOC] [NOOK Book]

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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 of that 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 health resort with which ...
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Persuasion [With ATOC]

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Overview

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 of that 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 health resort with which Jane Austen was well acquainted, having lived there from 1801 to 1805.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013330306
  • Publisher: Ladislav Deczi
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 470
  • File size: 485 KB

Meet the Author

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 English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.
Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.
Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. In 2007, the article Rejecting Jane by British author David Lassman, which examined how Austen would fare in the modern day publishing industry, became the literary story of the year behind the publication of JK Rowling's final instalment of the Harry Potter series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Truly Tremendous

    Persuasion is a powerful book that strongly impacts the mind of any reader. I read this book for a research paper I had to write this year in high school, and I fell in love with it. Apart from the fact that I experienced the emotions described in this book, Jane Austen presents the material in such a way that the reader can comprehend, and fully grasp, the struggle of Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot. This is truly a tremendous masterpiece. I strongly recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    Great Book, Ok, Formatting

    This is one of my all time favorite books. I have read it several times in paperback and after having to sell almost all of my books for a move I was excited to see this free version. The formatting is fairly decent. There are random numbers and letters throughout and some of the line breaks are odd but it's not hard to read and really isn't annoying. Some of the paragraphs run on but that was how my other copy of the book was. I could be coming from a different perspective on the reason the formatting really doesn't bother me. I was a history major and some of the things that I had to read from this time period (and others) were not edited for ease of reading. Good copy if you are interested in reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

    A great book once you get into it!!

    I will not lie; Persuasion is a book that took me a really long time to get into. This book is what we would classify as a "chick flick" but in book form (so for all the real men in the world read this book). The only thing that kept me reading it for the longest time was that I had read the inside cover and was intrigued with what could happen in this book. This book is about two hundred years old so the text used can be somewhat confusing at times. The spelling is definitely different along with the grammar use. During this book the reader will experience drama, sadness, jealousy, happiness, shock, and many more emotions. The story first takes place in what I assumed to be England. The war had just finished and many army personnel were coming home. One part that I had a really hard time understanding was the very beginning, it seemed like the narrator was the father of Anne Elliot. He seems to be trying to write his will or making an autobiography of himself. I could not figure out who the narrator was or what they were trying to tell the reader. After I got past that part I just had to keep telling myself to keep on reading because it would get better. When Anne (the main character) first comes across her long lost love Captain Wentworth the reader wants them to just get back together and for everything to be good. Fortunately, that does not happen and the reader has more to read. Later in the book Anne meets her cousin Mr. Elliot and they soon become acquainted with one another. I did not know if I wanted them to get married or if I still wanted Captain Wentworth to come back and marry Anne. The setting of this book wanted to make me have a English accent and begin telling parts of this story to some of my friends. It is a story that has its ups and downs but it definitely a phenomenal book with a wonderful ending that I will not give away. This book is a book that you could read in book clubs, on rainy days, give as a gift, and should have in a library. Once I got to the end of this book I wanted it to keep going on. The way that Anne now feels about love and about Captain Wentworth may be a tear jerker for some so make sure to keep some tissues handy. The ending will make the reader go back in time and switch places with Anne if the reader is female. Another thing about this book is that it is one of the all time classics and if modified could easily apply to this day in age. This is a book that I am definitely giving a thumbs up and recommending to my friends because of how well if rapped up and did not leave you hanging. I loved this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Enjoyable and satisfying

    A great satirical description of class prejudice and privilege. The virtuous overcome the contemptible and the reader is happy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Great Austen novel

    It is a pleasure to. read or to rereadan. Austen nvell,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    DarkKnight

    Name: Darkknight Age: 19 moons Rank: Warrior Looks: Ink black tom with a silver streak running down his pack, and has snow white paws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Fancy

    Bio will be up when i have the time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Tiger

    Crush is Swift.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    J&upsilon<_>s&tau&iota<_>c&epsilon

    &real&alpha&eta&kappa_&alpha<_>ss&alpha<_>ss&iota&eta <br> &alpha<_>g&epsilon_17 m&omicron&omicron&eta<_>s <br> G&epsilon&eta&delta&epsilon&pi_&female <br> &alpha<_>c&tau&iota<_>v&epsilon&eta&epsilon<_>ss_&omicron&eta sc&alpha&zeta&epsilon &omicron&fnof 1-10, &alpha 9 <br> &tau&lambda&epsilon<_>m&epsilon s&omicron&eta<_>g_&rho&omicron<_>m&rho&epsilon&iota&iota &delta&lambda &delta&alpha<_>s&tau&iota&zeta&zeta&epsilon <br> &alpha&rho&rho&pi&epsilon&eta&tau&epsilon&eta<_>c&epsilon_s&omega&iota&fnof&tau

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Swift

    Name.swift or swiftkit gender tom age 6 moons apperence. A black and white patched with green eyes speckled with gold and has really long legs. Crush none history ask symbol"_"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Tiger

    Tiger she kit orange with black stripes stormy gray eyes siggy: &#8729&#8710&#8729

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    &nu&sigma&real&kappa&upsilon&tau&alpha

    Name • Vorkuta<br>
    Rank • med and assassin<br>
    Gender • femme<br>
    Personality • seems angry often, and often is, and attacks anyone and anything. She is also a good friend to have if you can get her on your side<br>
    Themesongs • John Doe, Bob et Priscilla et Laterns, Birds of Tokyo<br>
    Siggies • &nu&sigma&real&kappa&upsilon&tau&alpha et &upsilon<_>•&upsilon<br>
    Other • mdr means morte de real means dying of laughter, so basically lol or lmfao. You choose. I also say 'duck' instead of
    'f<_>uck' because I can. Plus i talk alot of French so you may need to ask for some translations. I also post only two stars. Now, bai!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Mirror

    Age: unkown. Gender: she cat. Personality: she is intelligent and cunning but hardly talks to others. Looks: silver fur with grey eyes that have gold flecs. Crush: no. History: nothing that should concern you.~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Silence

    Name:Silence ~
    Female~
    Rank:Assasin
    Apperence: A grey-white furred she cat which fur has a hint of red from stained blood. When she closes her eyes and mouth it looks like there sewn shut.
    Crush:No Love aloud
    Themesong: The Darkness by Hardstyle
    Symbol: #-#

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Small kit's bio

    Name: Has none
    <br>Rank: Kit
    <br>Gender: &female
    <br>Appearance: Ginger/scarlet pelt covered with gashes and blood, one silver eye, the other eye is to clawed to resemble anything
    <br>Mark: O_X
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    <br>Ask about anything else!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Mystery

    Name: Mystery .. Gender: Female .. Age: unknown .. Color: pure black with one white ear .. Eyes: dark grey almost black .. Personality: Unknown .. Kin: Dark brother rest unknown .. Theme Song: Riot by three days grace .. Siggy: ~.~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Finch's bio

    Name: Finch•••Appearance: Pure black with bloodstained claws that are always unsheathed. Purple grey eyes.•••Sign: {}_{}•••Rank: Assassin.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Quest's Bio

    Name: Quest--- Rank: Assassin---Looks: pure white she-cat with stripes of stained blood of her mother and father---Symbol: []_[] &#9813

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Birchkit's Biography

    Name: Birchkit.<br>Gender: Male.<br>Looks: He is a very small, even for his age, light coloured tabby. His main coat is tanish and the stripes are a slightly darker tan. His eyes are light blue.<br>Personality: Easily distracted, childish.<br>Kin: Waspkit, Breezekit, Woolkit, Zenia, Digger, etc<br>Mark: ~†~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    |Damage|

    -Name: Damage-Rank: Assassin-Appearance: A black tom with reddish tiger stripes and dark green eyes.-Mate: None-Theme: Damage Inc.- o\,|,/o

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