She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older
At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austens last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
In her introduction, Gillian Beer discusses Austens portrayal of the double-edged nature of persuasion and the clash between old and new worlds. This edition also includes a new chronology and full textual notes.
- ISBN-13: 9780141439686
- ISBN-10: 0141439688
- Publisher: Penguin Group
- Publish Date: April 2003
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
- Page Count: 288
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP