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Persuasion (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

    By Jane Austen, Gillian Beer (Editor), Gillian Beer (Introduction by)
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    Jane Austen's last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a Cinderella love story

    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 Austen's 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.

    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 the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. GILLIAN BEER is King Edward Professor of English at the University of Cambridge and President of Clare Hall.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780141439686
    ISBN-10: 0141439688
    Publisher: Penguin Books
    Publication Date: April 29th, 2003
    Pages: 272
    Language: English