Persuasion: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) (Paperback)

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By Jane Austen, Juliette Wells (Editor), Juliette Wells (Introduction by)
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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Jane Austen's final novel

Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who - at twenty-seven - is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen's last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is also the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Juliette Wells is associate professor and chair of the English department at Goucher College. She is the author of Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination and edited the 200th-anniversary Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Emma.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143106289
ISBN-10: 0143106287
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

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