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Persuasion

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Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, "Persuasion" is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 29mm | 403g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • w. ills.
  • 0141197692
  • 9780141197692
  • 24,771

Review Text

"Critics, especially [recently], value Persuasion highly, as the author's 'most deeply felt fiction,' 'the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list.' . . . Anne wins back Wentworth and wins over the reader; we may, like him, end up thinking Anne's character 'perfection itself.'" -from the Introduction by Judith Terry
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[Coralie Bickford-Smith's] recent work for Penguin Classics is...nothing short of glorious -- Anna Cole
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About Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.
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407,450 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 44% (177,966)
4 33% (134,849)
3 18% (71,984)
2 4% (15,849)
1 2% (6,802)
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