Long ago, Anne Elliot made a mistake: Although happily betrothed to a naval officer, she broke off the engagement when a friend persuaded her that the match was unworthy of her station. Now, eight years later, Jane is still single and lonely, and her family is on the brink of financial ruin. When her former fiance returns from war, Anne hopes for a new chance at happiness. The crowning novel of Jane Austen's remarkable career, Persuasion is her most passionate and introspective love story, the tale of a woman of depth and integrity set against the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.