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Persuasion
By James Kinsley (editor), Jane Austen and Deidre Shauna Lynch (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 15, 2008
Pages 249
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199535552
ISBN-10 0199535558
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $5.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories. More than seven years earlier she complied with duty: persuaded to view the match as imprudent and improper, she broke off her engagement to a naval captain with neither fortune, ancestry, nor prospects. However, when peacetime arrives and brings the Navy home, and Anne encounters Captain Wentworth once more, she starts to believe in second chances. Jane Austen's last completed novel features a heroine much older and wiser than her predecessors in earlier books, and presents a more intimate and sober tale of a love found long after such happiness had been deemed hopeless. This edition includes an appendix giving the original ending of Persuasion.

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