Persuasion (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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Eight years ago Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. Now circumstances have conspired to bring him back into her social circle and Anne finds her old feelings for him reignited. When they meet again, however, Wentworth behaves as if they are strangers and seems more interested in her friend Louisa. In this, her final novel, Jane Austen tells the story of a love that endures the tests of time and society with humor, insight, and tenderness.

About the Author


Jane Austen (17751817) is also the author of "Emma," " Mansfield Park," " Northanger Abbey," " Pride and Prejudice," " "and "Sense and Sensibility.""

Praise For…


 • "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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099511175
ISBN-10: 0099511177
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: October 2008
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics

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