Persuasion / Edition 1

Persuasion / Edition 1

by Jane Austen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551111314

ISBN-13: 9781551111315

Pub. Date: 08/11/1998

Publisher: Broadview Press

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When

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Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. Al the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

Jane Austin once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551111315
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
08/11/1998
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
557,379
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
John Stuart Mill: A Brief Chronology
Introduction
A Note on the Text

On Liberty

Appendix A:
Preludes to On Liberty

  1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  2. Early Essays and Letters by Mill

Appendix B:
Comments by Mill about On Liberty

Appendix C:
Comments by Contemporaries about On Liberty and Mill

  1. Caroline Fox
  2. Thomas Carlyle
  3. Thomas Hardy
  4. John Ruskin
  5. Matthew Arnold
  6. George Eliot

Appendix D:
Contemporary Reviews and Critiques

  1. Atheneum
  2. Saturday Review
  3. Thomas Arnold, Jr. The Rambler
  4. British Quarterly Review
  5. R.W. Church, Bentley’s Quarterly Review
  6. James Fitzjames Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
  7. John Morley, Fortnightly Review
  8. Charles de Rémusat, Revue des Deux Mondes
  9. Alexander Herzen, My Past and Thoughts
  10. Constantine N. Leontyev, “The Average European … ”
  11. [A.T. Bledsoe] Southern Review

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