Persuasion

Persuasion

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The Penguin Collection offers the perfect introduction to the world of Penguin Books. Ever since the first Penguin paperbacks were published in 1935 by Allen Lane, who claimed 'good design costs no more than bad', their distinctive cover look has become a style icon. Now the original design is loved by a whole new generation, and Penguin is still committed to making the best books in every genre available to readers all over the world. Anne Elliot was persuaded by a friend to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, but has always regretted her decision. When, years later, he returns to her life as a successful Captain - still smarting from the rejection - it seems that happiness may elude them once more...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 18mm | 162g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141389915
  • 9780141389912

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- "In Persuasion, Jane Austen picks up the pen to tell us who we are and what we want." --Independent - "Everyone has their Austen, and this is mine. Sparer, more savage -- and also more poignant than Pride and Prejudice, this is a novel that tells us wisely and wittily about the nature of romantic entanglements and the follies of being human. It isn't riven with the deep, muscular ironies of, say, Emma, but there is something about the dry lightness of Persuasion that is deceptive. It stays with you long after you've read it." --Nigella Lawson - "I worship all of Austen's novels, but if I have to choose one over the others, I plump for the autumnal pleasures of Persuasion. This is the last work Austen completed before her death in 1817, and it is rather more tender and melancholy in tone than the novels that preceded it. I read it once or twice a year, whenever I feel in need of a good cry." --Zoe Heller "In Persuasion, Jane Austen picks up the pen to tell us who we are and what we want." --Independent "Everyone has their Austen, and this is mine. Sparer, more savage -- and also more poignant than Pride and Prejudice, this is a novel that tells us wisely and wittily about the nature of romantic entanglements and the follies of being human. It isn't riven with the deep, muscular ironies of, say, Emma, but there is something about the dry lightness of Persuasion that is deceptive. It stays with you long after you've read it." --Nigella Lawson "I worship all of Austen's novels, but if I have to choose one over the others, I plump for the autumnal pleasures of Persuasion. This is the last work Austen completed before her death in 1817, and it is rather more tender and melancholy in tone than the novels that preceded it. I read it once or twice a year, whenever I feel in need of a good cry." --Zoe Heller" - "In "Persuasion," Jane Austen picks up the pen to tell us who we are and what we want." --"Independent " - "Everyone has their Austen, and this is mine. Sparer, more savage -- and also more poignant than "Pride and Prejudice," this is a novel that tells us wisely and wittily about the nature of romantic entanglements and the follies of being human. It isn't riven with the deep, muscular ironies of, say, "Emma," but there is something about the dry lightness of "Persuasion" that is deceptive. It stays with you long after you've read it." --Nigella Lawson - "I worship all of Austen's novels, but if I have to choose one over the others, I plump for the autumnal pleasures of "Persuasion." This is the last work Austen completed before her death in 1817, and it is rather more tender and melancholy in tone than the novels that preceded it. I read it once or twice a year, whenever I feel in need of a good cry." --Zoe Heller
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About Jane Austen

JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both 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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